Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is pleased to present Along the Road of Dreams, Yolanda Sánchez’s fifth solo show with the gallery.
Yolanda Sánchez’s paintings are beholden to the contrast of movement and pause, energy and stillness. Her wildly expressionistic brushwork is infused with the elegant control of calligraphy and grounded by the quiet of negative space. There is a dancer’s rhythm to her work, celebrating gestural mark-making, the harmony of opposing forces, and the physicality of the paint itself.
There are consistent references to nature, but each piece remains independent from narrative. Instead, Sánchez translates and projects emotional and sensory experiences. Subject and object are dissolved and replaced by a presence without form, inviting contemplation and an awakening to a mysterious life force.
While she is influenced by Eastern philosophy and Asian art forms, Sánchez’s multicultural upbringing is also always present. Born in Cuba and raised in Miami, she honors her Caribbean culture while considering herself a traveler roaming across borders. The dynamic energies, respect for nature, and spiritualties that connect and transcend cultures unite in her work, offering praise to the world.
Yolanda Sánchez lives and works in Miami Beach, Florida. Her work has been shown throughout the United States and around the world, including in South Korea, Barbados, Rome, and Spain. Her work is included in several public and private collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Jacksonville, the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale, Neiman Marcus, and J. Crew. Sánchez obtained her PhD in Clinical Psychology and was a Fulbright scholar before receiving her MFA in Painting from Yale.