Lot 071 Ravenel Autumn Auction 2022
Un dia de campo
Matías Sánchez (German, 1972)
Oil on canvas
97 x 130 cm
Signed lower left with one painted seal of the artist
Signed Matías Sánchez, titled Un dia de campo, inscribed 97 x 130cm Sevilla and dated 2016
Born in 1972 in Tübingen, Germany, Matías Sánchez is an artist currently living in Seville, Spain. As a self-taught artist, he explores the commonalities associated with different creative fields, such as literature, music, and art, regarding it as a challenge to his creative process. Sánchez has extensively researched the works of art masters, such as Corot, Monet, Picasso, Rothko, and de Kooning, to unearth the changes throughout art history. "They understood how art is a language and used it well," says Matías Sánchez.
Sánchez's creative style is dominantly illustrative with strong lines and strokes. Like woolen balls drawn by crayons, blocks of color build the stage of the story, waiting for the protagonists to perform. In Sánchez's non-perspective compositions, the layouts of the abstract paintings distract viewers from a single visual focus, instead focusing on the sentiments provided by the overall ambiance.Every piece of Sánchez's work is like a visualization of his state of mind: wild, detailed, ravishing, grotesque, and humorous. Just like a fable, they are filled with fantastical and bizarre imaginations. His works are intricately linked, and the stories in his paintings all seem to take place in the outskirts of the Black Forest. Figures, such as mice, witches, skulls, snowmen, and clowns, are often depicted with exaggerated and weird expressions, toting big beards or big sausage-like noses. The titles of his works harbor an open narrative, stimulating the viewers' imagination to enter his created world of fantasy.
Select: Modern & Contemporary Art
Ravenel Autumn Auction 2022
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 4:00pm