Creating an online archive for Trinity College’s Center for Caribbean Studies
Juan Sánchez is a graphic artist, painter, and assemblage artist, combining photography, collage, writing, and drawing. He lives and works in New York, USA, where he has become a prominent community leader as well as a member of Puerto Rican nationalit movements such as Comitè Pro Libertad de los Nacionalistas. His works are statements on social/political/cultural issues of Puerto Rican heritage. He deals with the condition and identity of Puerto Ricans, religious syncretism, racial and gender discrimination, struggle for PR’s independence.He considers the search for “racial, cultural, social, and political definitions rooted in and rising from a hostile environment” central to his creative process, including the exploration of the history of the Colonizers and the Colonized, and “taking back what is rightfully ours”.