We had the good fortune of connecting with Beto Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Beto, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I knew I wanted to be an artist at a young age. I remember being a kid and enjoying drawing and painting like any other kid does. It was like a gut feeling, which now I can call my intuition. Creating gave me a feeling of joy, painting was always an outlet to explore, play and learn. I think the main reason why I pursued my artistic career was to speak my emotions, to show my sensibility towards the world that needs artists that speak from their soul.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My artwork comes from an inner dialogue expressed in abstract compositions. It explores ideas of our human experience in the universe our relationships to nature, space, this time, and a higher power. I choose to work with oils, color pencils and watercolors, this mixed media flows and finds its place in paper or canvas. Every creation has its own rhythm where colors and organic shapes find their balance through a dialogue between, the medium, myself and then the viewer. I believe that a big part of being an artist is just doing the work, then, from taking a creative action by following my intuition, I would get a result and then from that result I create another action and so on. One big lesson I have been working on is to let go of the final outcome, to concentrate on what I am doing in the moment enjoying, listening and taking a breath.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would show my best friend Miami, and some of the places that are a little bit up north. We would road trip to Fort Pierce and surf. We would eat at Hawkers in Delray Beach. Another day we would go to a museum, there are so many around, PAMM, ICA, NSU Art Museum, we could go around Wynwood and look at the walls. Go skateboarding at Lot 11, We would have arepas in La Latina, or tacos at The Taco Stand. Another day we can go kayaking at Oleta state park. I would take him to play soccer at Stadio Soccer, or in Brickell. Other day we would go to La Estancia Argentina and buy meat to make a asado and stay home and chill. I would take him to have a drink at The Corner at night. On a day we could go to south beach and have lunch in Yard Bird. I would also take them to little Havana for some Cuban food and to drink coconut water. I would also like to take him to see a game from the Internacional de Miami in Fort Lauderdale.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My brother has always been a great part in my journey, He’s someone that inspires me with his advise and support. I am lucky to have a person in my life that I can wonder with, and share the meaning of many situations we go through.