“Negative effects of mass media, consumerism, and people’s neglectful tendency towards the environment proved to be my artistic stimulants. These led me to mess around with a wide variety of media to share my visions, including video installations and performance art. My aim is to create works that play with the senses through sound, images, spaces and atmosphere to remind us that something more profound could lurk behind the simulated reality of popular media and that we are constantly at war with images and useless things that want to dominate our lives.”
RV Sanchez (b. 1992) is a visual artist based in Cebu City, Philippines. He earned a B.F.A. from the University of San Carlos College of Architecture and Fine Arts. He has experimented with a wide range of media including painting, photography, video installation and performance, addressing various issues in contemporary society. He likes to perform and install videos on spaces that are considered bane for artistic expression, juxtaposing uncouth images and sounds to produce an uncompromising vision of the truth.
He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and art festivals in the Philippines, and held his first solo exhibition at Halad Museum in 2014. His video work ‘Piege’ was included in Pulses and Pauses, an international video art exchange program at Marrakesh, Morocco in 2016. He is one of the founders of Beta Operations, an ongoing collaborative project between artists based in Cebu City that explores new tools for artistic exhibition and production