Carlos Sánchez-Vegas

Carlos Sánchez-Vegas

born 1961, Venezuelan

Biography

Part philosopher and part voyeur, Carlos Sánchez-Vegas provides his viewers with a distinct visual style incorporating both wit and drama. Drawing upon his understanding of art history and culture, he explores themes of identity, religious iconography and psychology, reinterpreting these ideas through a contemporary lens. Three motifs emerge: Las Maninas, Christ, and the horse. Cerebral in nature, Carlos Sánchez Vegas is a multi-media artist that has worked in painting, sculpture, metal engraving, and graphic arts. He studied restoration of paper and cloth at the School of Fine Arts of the Louvre in Paris (1979) and the Institute of Heritage Conservation Mexico City (1984).

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1998Dreaming Gods, Diaz Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Circus Project III, Chiz Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
1997Circus Project II, Jacques Franck Institute, Brussels, Belgium
1995The Weather God, Sacred Museum, Caracas, Venezuela
1993False Brilliant, Diaz Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
Circus Project I, Jacques Franck Institute, Brussels, Belgium
1991Self Portrait, Kadmos Library, Caracas, Venezuela
Sun Horse, Moon Horse, Diaz Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1990Horses, Self-Portraits And…, Diaz Mancini Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1989When I See Is A Process, Euro-American Arts Center, Caracas, Venezuela
1986Contemplation, The Wall Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1985Curfew For A Shadow, Eight Art Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela
1974Nothing Grows Under The Cypresses, Angel Boscan Gallery, Caracas, Venezuela

Selected Group Exhibitions

1989Venezuelan Artists in New York, Consulate of Venezuela, New York, NY
Collective of Venezuelan Art, American Society Art Gallery, New York, NY
1995Estampa 1995, Queen Sofia Museum, Madrid Spain

Selected Awards

1993Diploma and Medal of the City of Brussels

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