French artist FRÉDÉRIC SANCHEZ is a creative citizen of the world, briefly calling Boston home until 10/21, as the artist in residence in the Holzwasser Gallery at the NEW ART CENTER in Newton.

He is a multi-disciplinary artist of Vietnamese, Spanish and Cretan decent, for whom travel is an integral part of his practice. He gathers inspiration by examining different places and cultures, then documents his findings by creating paintings, sculptures, objects, films and photographs. “It is a personal way to collect and record the complex information that I encounter when I am abroad,” says Sanchez. Lucky for us, Boston is his “abroad” at the moment.

And abroad he has been, having had lived, worked and exhibited in France, Vienna, Shanghai, and Germany, among other places. His annual trips to Vietnam have been a vital part of his practice since 2006 and may give you some insight to what drew him to participate in the current show @the Main Gallery in the New Art Center called Far from Indochine, where you can scope his larger-than-life painting For My People.

While here, he’s keeping busy! Walkin’ his walk and talkin’ his talk all over town with artist talks on 10/9 @the French Cultural Center10/10 @the New Art Center and open studio hours 10/8, 10/9, & 10/15! He’s also co-curating the next issue of his collaborative zine project Coming Soon N. 7 with Ashley Billingsley, which will featuring 15-20 local Boston artists. Take advantage of these opportunities to talk to the man himself, interact with his unique work and experience his global perspective while it’s here.

Read more about Sanchez’ residency @the New Art Center right here...

*Image via www.frenchculturalcenter.org


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