Tulla Booth Gallery

 

Ricardo B. Sanchez
Ricardo B. Sanchez
Ricardo B. Sanchez
Ricardo B. Sanchez

 

ricardo b. sanchez

I was born in Caracas, Venezuela on. May 24th. 1953. I studied photography in the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, which I combined with Political Science and History at Tufts University in Boston, Mass. USA. 1971-1975. I have subsequently lived and worked in Venezuela, the United States and Spain.

 

As a photographer I create forms by painting with light. Film (or a digital back for my camera) is my canvas, the camera and lenses are my brushes, and light is the paint with which I reproduce an image. I enjoy investigating how we live in the world, and photography is a language with which I can study, record and learn from the journey through the various stages of my life. My curiosity for discovering a path, recognizing the risk and feeling the fear and courage that are part of the creative adventure are imbeded in my reality. The complex art of living fascinates me and I think the fine arts are a sophisticated reflection of this art, of our choices.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The notion that photography stops time only serves our memory, but the reality of life is that all things are impermanent, in a constant and unending flow of changes. So a photograph like all art forms, reminds us of what we can do to celebrate or condemn the very nature of our existence. It is a showcase for our achievements and contradictions. The ability to recreate a photographic vision is something akin to the realm of alchemy, magic, or the power of transformation.

 

I have always been intrigued by how photography allows me to create an illusion, a strange and idealized connection between the external world and what is inside of my head. My photographic work metaphorically illustrates concepts of identity, power, love, fear, manipulation, seduction, deception, illusion and truth, among others. Photography allows me to generate hope that some level of conscious transformation is possible; that there is light at the end of the tunnel.