Marisol Sánchez's oil paintings are the stuff of dreams: she paints not from life but from the thoughts and emotions that come alive in her imagination, when she is both awake and asleep. In some of her works, figures float, glide, and fly through life with impossible bodies and serene expressions. In other pieces, Sánchez moves more into the purely surreal, exploring fantastic landscapes with sideways trees and unbuildable buildings. A feeling of lightness prevails throughout all of her work.
Sánchez uses the bright colors of dreams in graphic swaths: aqua, fuchsia, sunlight yellow, and deep scarlet. Her lines are bouncy and playful, and the overall compositions ring out with energy. Each piece focuses on one figure or object, allowing energy to radiate from that center. It is in these visual flourishes that the surreal element comes out.
Sánchez lives in her hometown of Lima, Peru. She also practices glass fusing.