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Alberto  Sanchez Nostalgia
Nostalgia
Hand-Painted photograph on birch ply, resin coated
7/20
60 x 60 cm
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Alianza
hand-embellished photograph, mounted on diabond, resin coated
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120 x 140 cm
Alberto  Sanchez Contra Tiempo
Contra Tiempo
Hand-Painted photograph on birch ply, resin coated
7/20
60 x 60 cm
Alberto  Sanchez Eloquentia
Eloquentia
Hand-Painted photograph on birch ply, resin coated
3/20
60 x 60 cm
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Incidental Galaxy
Archival Pigment print on 300gsm Hahnemuhle paper, hand-coloured with mixed
4/5
140 x 120 cm
Alberto  Sanchez Paralelos - Original Work
Paralelos - Original Work
Archival Pigment print on 300gsm Hahnemuhle paper, hand-coloured with mixed
140 x 140 cm
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Alberto  Sanchez

Alberto Sanchez

Alberto Sanchez Biography

Spanish/Australian artist Alberto Sánchez is a photographer and multi-media artist based in Byron Bay, Australia. Sánchez has pushed the medium of photography, developing a unique hand-colouring technique that enables him to create imagined scenarios from everyday moments. This heavy use of hand-colouring and texture results in a conceptual masquerade and ultimately creates an improbable landscape, in which us, the audience, are invited to participate in the struggle of modern life. The images fluctuate between the narrative to the matter-of-fact photographic record, resulting in a hybrid reality, of physical and imagined worlds. Alberto conceives photography as a creative art form that is not constricted to the digital medium, where he prints, hacks and re-invents his own photographs to give them an idiosyncratic flavour. He sees photography as a kind of time traveling experience, a mixture of magic realism, which enables him to rediscover the world through his viewfinder. His body of work explores the notions of urban expansionism, capitalism and how individuals define themselves in this overloaded environment. Alberto’s fine art photography has won him numerous awards including: finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize (2013), Finalist in the Wilson Visual Arts Award (2013), Semi-finalist Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2011), finalist Prometheus Visual Arts Award (2011), Australian Institute of Photography Runner-Up QLD Portrait Photographer of the Year (2010), Highly Commended Olive Cotton Award (2009), People’s Choice and Finalist at HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards (2009) a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award (2008) as well as 15 awards from the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (2007-2009)

Alberto Sanchez Statement

I was brought up in a small town in Castilla (Spain), an area surrounded by medieval castles, Roman aqueducts and Gothic cathedrals, nurtured ancestral lands, celebrated culture and traditions that are still very much anchored in old Roman hierarchical structures. Since moving to Australia, almost 10 years ago, I have been able to reflect, from the safety of distance, as to how our identity is defined by place and time and who we are in an ever changing world. As a product of the 21st century, our cities have been overtaken by the ever expanding commercial needs of a capitalistic culture and the resulting human struggle to reclaim space. I am very interested in exploring the interaction between citizens and their urban landscapes. This series of work was taken mostly around Bangkok and Tokyo, chosen for their intensity, conglomeration and pace. I have explored the scale of the unassuming human in relation to the super-sized billboards that encroach upon the busy streets, and the modern rituals of everyday life in commercial centres. The hyper-expansionism in these cities represent the best and worst of modern Asian urbanisation and consumption and the impacting result of on human life. My intention is simple: to alter our perception of the modern urban landscape. Very much like a graffiti artist would tag a train or a company would place a billboard with the latest iGadget, I have manipulated and intervened with these photographs. And by intervention, I mean painted, scratched and altered by means of physical action and free hand graffiti, creating a unique piece with each work . In a simple and spontaneous manner, I pervert those photographs not just as a means of rebellion but also to re-arrange the message. As a result of this intervention, my characters are set free to teem and detach themselves from the restraints of the matter-of-fact and indulge in a limbo, deluded parallel reality

Alberto Sanchez Resumé

Awards


2013 | Finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize
2013 | Finalist in the Wilson Visual Arts Award
2011 | Finalist - Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2011 | Finalist - Prometheus Visual Arts Award
2011 | Finalist - HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards
2011 | Finalist - Brunswick Gallery Photography Prize
2011 | Semi-finalist - Doug Moran Portrait Prize
2011 | 1st Prize - Photography - Byron Bay Arts Classic
2010 | AIPP QLD Portrait Photographer of the year - Runner Up
2010 | HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards - Shortlisted
2010 | Australian Institute of Professional Photography
(AIPP) National & Qld Awards - 1 Silver Distinction Award - 8 Silver Awards
2009 | HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards - Finalist
2009 | HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards - People’s Choice Award
2009 | Olive Cotton Portrait Award - Highly Commended - Tweed Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2009 | Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP) National & Qld Awards - Portrait & Wedding Categories - 1 Silver Distinction - 6 Silver Awards
2008 | Olive Cotton Portrait Award - Finalist - Tweed Regional Gallery
2008 | AIPP National & Qld Awards - Portrait & Wedding Categories - 5 Silver Awards, 2 Bronze Awards
2007 | AIPP National Awards - Wedding Category - 2 Silver Awards

Exhibitions


2014 | Photo LA Art Fair, USA
2014 | Affordable Art Fair Singapore
2014 | Asia Contemporary, Hong Kong
2014 | The Affordable Art Fair Hong-Kong - Hong-Kong
2014 | The Affordable Art Fair London - UK
2014 | The Affordable Art Fair Milano - Italy
2014 | The Affordable Art Fair Brussels - Belgium
2013 | Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Sweden
2013 | Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Germany
2013 | Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2013 | Affordable Art Fair Singapore
2013 | Asia Contemporary, Hong Kong
2013 | The Affordable Art Fair Hong-Kong - Hong-Kong
2013 | The Affordable Art Fair Milano - Italy
2013 | The Affordable Art Fair Brussels - Belgium
2012 | Art Toronto with - Canada
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Singapore - Singapore
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Mexico City - Mexico
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair New York Fall - USA
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Hamburg - Germany
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam - Holland
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Stockholm - Sweden
2012 | Shanghai Contemporary Artfair - Shanghai - China
2012 | KIAF Artfair - Korea
2012 | Arthamptons - The Hamptons - NY - USA
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Melbourne - VIC
2012 | The Affordable Art Fair Brussels - BRUSSELS
2012 I Capturing Light - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2011 | The Affordable Art Fair Singapore - SINGAPORE
2011 | London Art Fair with Villa de Arte - London - UK
2011 | New York Art Fair with Villa de Arte - New York - USA
2011 | Petits Travaux - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - QLD
2011 | Petits Travaux - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2011 | Surf Culture Now - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2011 | El Duelo Solo Show - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - Gold Coast - QLD
2011 | Hybrido Solo Show - Queensland Centre of Photography - Brisbane - QLD
2011 | Sunshine Coast Art Prize Finalist Exhibition - Caloundra Regional Gallery - QLD
2011 | Prometheus Visual Arts Award Finalist Exhibition - Merrimac - QLD
2011 | Art Melbourne - Royal Exhibition Hall - Carton - VIC
2011 | Hidden Worlds - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - Gold Coast - QLD
2011 | HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards - Sydney and Melbourne
2011 | Shutter Speed - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2011 | Fusion - Retrospect Galleries - Broadbeach - Gold Coast - QLD
2010 | Petits Travaux - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2010 | Art Sydney - Royal Hall of Industries - Moore Park - NSW
2010 | Carnies Kooks & Clowns - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2010 | Tattooed - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2010 | Art Melbourne - Royal Exhibition Hall - Carton - VIC
2010 | HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards - Sydney and Melbourne
2009 | Olive Cotton Award - Tweed Regional Gallery - NSW 2
009 | HeadOn Alternative Portrait Awards - Sydney and Melbourne
2008 | 12x12 Miniatures Group Show - Retrospect Galleries - Byron Bay - NSW
2008 | Olive Cotton Award - Tweed Regional Gallery - NSW

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