Tomás Sánchez

One of Cuba’s leading contemporary artists, Tomás Sánchez (b. 1948) depicts rich and dream-like portraits of nature untainted and otherworldly. Hyper detailed and surreal, his landscapes conjure a lush and timeless Cuban landscape.

Having made his name as part of the Volumen Uno movement, which is credited with transforming Cuban art, Sánchez won numerous prizes in his homeland, including the Amelia Peláez Award for painting at the inaugural Havana Biennial in 1984, and was given a retrospective at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana while still in his thirties.

One of his biggest fans, the novelist Gabriel García Márquez, said ‘no one escapes the spell cast by Tomás Sánchez: the more we know his work, the more… certain we are that if the world deserves to be made again, it is because, as much as it can, it resembles his painting.’