Justin Sanchez's work is often based on literature, cinema, or life stories. One might therefore say that his works carry narrative potential; that their form conceals a story, an adventure, an experience. For instance, his piece featuring an imbrication of hundreds of staircases – a long-term endeavour still unfinished to this day – alludes to Sarah Winchester, the armorer's widow, who tried to evade the ghosts that haunted her house (and her mind) by building onto it until it literally became a maze. Henry David Thoreau, the Big Lebowski and the designer Enzo Mari are also featured in the artist's subjective pantheon, which contains a repertoire of forms and actions. Justin Sanchez draws inspiration from what surrounds and moves him; by experimenting in the studio, he constructs a personal, candid, and sometimes intimate body of work that reflects his keen outlook on the world.
Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.