Tomás Sánchez
Meditative states on canvas

April 22 2015

Tomás Sánchez is a Cuban artist who has experimented with printmaking, sculpture and photography. However, he is best known as a painter of landscapes. These scenes are the sweetest praise of nature and meditation.

I have always had two fundamental interests in life:
art and meditation, both of them intimately related. The interior spaces that I experience in meditation are converted into the landscapes of my paintings; the restlessness of my mind transformed into landfills. When I paint, I experience meditative states; through meditation I achieve a union with nature, and nature, in turn, leads me to meditation. Interior experience is the unity of all that exists; external experience is unity in diversity. This sensitizes me to my surroundings. I respect diversity and free expression, in life as in art.
Tomás Sánchez’ artist statement