Oriol Sánchez (b.Barcelona, 1977) is a spanish artist that wotks with film, video, installation and preformances. He has curated several experimetnal film and video shows.
Artist's statement “My works, whether on film or video, are placed on the limits of representation and narrative. Starting from experimental animation, documentary and the appropriation of images, they arise from an interest in exploring the relationship between sound and image over time. They are a constant concern for rhythmic, materialistic and emotional potential of images, always close to a plastic abstraction and / or highly schematic figurative reality, where the characters, if any, beyond psychology, are treated as figures or icons, their gestures, looks or expressions are interlaced with the rhythms and textures of the image and populate a kind of interior landscape”.
2001 In crescendo (35mm, B/N y Color, 7 min.) (de Jesús Ramos y Joan Marimón). Concepción cromática y animación. 2004 Animales y muñecos lascivos (DV, Color, 9 min.) 2002 Desnudo (Super 8 + DV, Color, 13 min.) 2000 Gracia Exquisita (Super 8 + DV, Color, 17 min.). Realización: Hijos de la Locura (Jesus Ramos, Agustín Villaronga, Joan Marimón, Armand Rovira, Javier Otaduy, Mario Torrecillas…)
Exhibitions Retrospectiva Oriol Sánchez (1998-2007), Festival VisualSound, Centre Cultural La Farinera del Clot, Barcelona, 2003. Trans-Art BCN, Mostra Interdisciplinaria d’art jove, Metro Universitat, Barcelona, 2003.
Awards and special mentions 2007 Special Jury Mention at the Premio Romà Gubern de Cine Ensayo. 2001 Award for Best audiovisual effects at the Festival de Cine Experimental de Madrid. 2001 Award for Best non-fiction short film, music and cinematography at the Girona Film Festival. 2001 Award for Best Artistic Contribution at the Festival de Video Vitoria-Gasteiz. *1998 Special Jury Mention at the Festival de Video Creación de Alacant.