Oscar Sancho Nin
Mahon, Balearic Islands, Spain
About Oscar Sancho Nin
"Spanish artist Oscar Sancho Nin loves the color black for its magic and mystery, and because it reminds him of fellow countryman Goya’s black paintings, a major influence. Without black there would be no light which is one of the striking qualities of Oscar’s portraits, in which he brings together abstraction and the figurative" Rebecca Wilson, Saatchi Gallery Director ONE TO WATCH, 2013. I'm a painter from Spain and I love the beauty of black. For me the colour black represents magnetism, power, elegance, and an opacity which with the contrast of white or other colours becomes the background of form. My paintings are often inspired by the dark and mystery, the past and the contemporarity. I work too in colour... For me colour transmits the soul of a painting, and adds more sense to the themes that I paint. Use of colour, contrast and also the composition are never left to fate in my paintings, it´s often very calculated. The materials which I work in are acrylic on canvas, and I like to paint portraits, enigmatic forms with a mixture of abstraction. For me they are archetypes. I never stop experimenting. I like to try with differents themes, or different styles, always in evolution; I am not that kind of person that bores of repeating always the same formula. My influences are Goya, Francis Bacon, Picasso, all the great contemporary masters. Anyway over the influences prevails my own approach. http://www.oscarsanchonin.com/
2013. ONE TO WATCH. Saatchi magazine article.
2012. 12xTwelve. Special section in Saatchi Online for Christmas Gift. Curated by Rebecca Wilson
2012. From the Studio of.. Oscar Sancho Nin. Saatchi Magazine Interview.
2011. IB3 TV Interview.
2011. Special of Eat Meat artists in Area Zinc online magazine. Spain.
2010. Collaboration in the online magazine “0,9 Periodico” Spain.
2009. “The Wild Vision” Underdogs Mgz Interview. Spain.
2011. Individual exhibition in Artara Gallery. Mahon Spain.
2009. Individual exhibition In Artara Gallery. Mahon, Spain.
2005. “Far beyond what´s far away”. Individual exhibition In the Culture Center of “Sa Nostra”. Mahon, Spain.
2013. Affordable Art Fair Milano, Italy.
2013. Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Belgium.
2012. Affordable Art Fair Rome, Italy.
2012. Art Verona with L´Art Industriel, Italy.
2012. Collective Opening Exhibition in Bus Station Space. Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
2012. Affordable Art Fair Milano with L´Art Industriel, Italy.
2011. "LIBIDO" Group Show in Eat Meat. Barcelona, Spain.
2011. “Body Snatchers” Collective exhibition In the Cave of Cultures. Barcelona, Spain.
2010. “Abnormal Festival” Collective itinerant exhibition in Abnormals Gallery. Berlin (Germany) and Ponzan (Poland).
2010. “3+3 Christmas” Collective exhibition in Artara Gallery. Mahon, Spain
2010. Halloween collective exhibition In the Eat Meat Raw Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
2009. Gift art. Collective Exhibition in _ARTS Gallery. Barcelona, Spain.
2008. Christmas-Art. Artara Gallery. Mahon, Spain.