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Sergio Sanchez was born in Mexico City and moved with his family to the United States in 1979. Growing up in many parts of Los Angeles, he was exposed to many forms of aesthetic expression and always possessed a deep interest in art. Sergio’s early art was inspired by the visual storytelling of comic books. As an adolescent taking part of the b-boy culture, the intricate shapes and designs of graffiti heavily influenced his artwork. Later, the popularity of the skate boarding and snow boarding industries supported illustration jobs in which he designed logos, clothing, and graphics for boards. In the mid-1990s, Sergio became a tattoo artist and focused his energies in that field for approximately seven years.
Sergio explains his work by saying, “My work focuses on my perceptions of present day life and is influenced by my memories growing up in two different worlds: Los Angeles and Mexico. This juxtaposition makes my vision and my work unique. My goal is to continuously record new experiences, focusing on interactions between people and their surroundings, both here in the United States and globally.”