About the artist:
Born in Almansa in Spain in 1926
What stands out about the work of established Spanish sculptor, printmaker and painter Jose Luis Sanchez is its almost poetic sense balance and rhythm, achieved using monochromatic materials and through exploring the concepts of space and volume.
Influenced by the constructivist tendencies of the 1970s, Sanchez's work is at once geometric and distinctly organic and fluid.
As well as producing small sculptures and graphic prints, Sanchez has collaborated on a number of buildings and large-scale sculptures for public spaces.
Prizes and awards:
1954: Exposition Nacional de Bellas Artes
1954: First prize, 1st Industrial Design Competition, Madrid.
1960: Gold medal, Exposicion Manchega de Artes Plasticas de Valdepeñas.
1962: Gold Medal, 3rd Salzburg Biennial of Religious Art.
1968: 1st Tomas Francisco prize, National Stamp and Money Factory, Madrid.
1981: 1st prize, International Small Sculpture Exhibition, Budapest.
The following museums and private collections hold examples of Sanchez's work :
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid.
Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid.
Vatican Museum, Modern Art Collection, Rome.
Juan March Foundation, Madrid.