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Article: Luis Arturo Sanchez | Collector Profile

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Luis Arturo Sanchez | Collector Profile

Luis Arturo Sanchez is a digital marketer by profession, turned full-time content creator by passion. Born in Cordoba, Mexico, and now living in Downtown Los Angeles, his content revolves around the things he loves in life: art, home decor, and travel. Art in particular is the element that connects all those passions and makes his apartment feel like home. Get to know more about this creator through the works he loves from Tappan.
Photo Credit: Adriana Hamui

Luis Arturo Sanchez @donborsch
Luis Arturo Sanchez @donborsch

Q&A:

What inspires you to collect the work of emerging artists?

There's a thrill in supporting and collecting the work of emerging artists. Each purchase sparks a desire to dig deeper into the artist's story and, when feasible, establish a connection with them. Seeing their growth over time is truly rewarding.

What is your earliest memory of art, and what led you to start collecting it?

Back in Mexico, my sister had a book about the life of Frida Kahlo, and I vividly remember discovering it tucked away at the back of a shelf. I was completely fascinated by Frida’s ability to express such intense feelings through her artworks. Later on, a professor introduced me to the great Mexican muralists, and that's when I really started actively seeking out opportunities to visit museums and becoming more involved in learning and absorbing as much information as possible. At the time, I thought I was too young to collect, but I certainly had the passion for it. It wasn’t until I got my first job that I began building my collection. Looking back, I wish I had started sooner with prints and small objects, that would now remind me of those days.

How has the sentimentality of your collection evolved over time?

Tremendously. I approach art in a very intuitive way. If a piece sparks something in me, I’m interested. Sometimes, as I learn more about the piece itself or the artist, that feeling might evolve. But from a sentimental perspective, I tend to look at pieces I've had for many years now, and they bring me back to a specific period of my life: a feeling, a smell, a person.

Is there a particular type of art you collect?

Not necessarily, but as I love incorporating my culture into my home, I find myself drawn to Mexican artists. They help me feel much more in touch with who I am and where I come from. It also doesn’t help that I tend to buy art during my travels and I go back to explore my country the most.

Where and where do you feel the most creative?

When I'm at home and when I'm traveling. As much of a contradiction as this might sound, it's an ongoing loop that keeps my creativity flowing, and I love it.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

Beautiful interiors inspire me greatly. Whenever I travel, I have a list of homes, buildings, libraries— you name it— that I’d like to experience, and I usually end up spending hours there, daydreaming about living there or simply absorbing the energy and inspiration they offer.

For new collectors, do you have any advice you wish to impart; Do you have a collecting ethos or philosophy that you want to share?

Collecting art becomes much less intimidating when you infuse it with personal meaning. Art is subjective, and anything that stirs emotion within you has the potential to be considered art.

Describe your collection in three words.

Culturally inspired. Personal.

Share three people in the creative space who are inspiring you right now.

Simon Hamui
The way Simon and his team are shining the spotlight on Mexican high-end furniture at such a high level is truly inspiring to witness. I recently acquired a piece from his latest collection, and I consider it a work of art.

Lunna Wabi
Lunna’s work embraces imperfection through abstract pieces that often leave me speechless. I’ve followed her art from afar for many years, but recently we connected, and it’s been so inspiring.

My brother, Francisco Sanchez
He's one of the closest people in my life. He recently quit his corporate job of many years, and we’ve started working together on different projects. His creativity and enthusiasm for anything he puts his mind and heart into are contagious.

Luis Arturo Sanchez @donborsch

“Tappan is a superb platform to explore and truly immerse yourself in the world of emerging artists. Dive deep into their creations, discover new talents, and enrich your understanding of art.”

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“I find Monika's work energizing and admire her connection to her roots through art. Coincidentally, this piece evokes memories of my home and childhood in Cordoba. It never fails to bring a big smile to my face each time I see it.”
On Monika Morito's Melides II
“When I look at this abstract piece, I can't help but think of the perfect mystical summer night in Los Angeles. Perhaps it's the palm tree or the mountains in the background, but I'm thoroughly captivated by it. I knew I wanted to have this piece in my home from the moment I first saw it, and it now serves as a reminder of how much Los Angeles means to me. After all, it’s now my home.”
On Hannah Carrick's Misty Mountain #1
“I love Eriko’s approach to death and remaining connected with our ancestors in such a dance-filled way. Growing up in Mexico, the Day of the Dead was a celebration I adored, but I also found it a bit scary. As I grew older, I realized how profound and beautiful the tradition really is. This piece speaks to me on many levels, and I just love it.”
On Eriko Tsogo's Dance of Death III
“I first stumbled upon Vince's work at Tappan. Walking into the gallery, his art was the first thing that caught my eye. Its complexity is impossible to overlook, and it definitely gets my brain buzzing.”
On Vince Palacios' Cave Vessel: Frost
“I love how playful and inviting this piece is. I’ve always admired collages, and learning more about the nostalgia behind Michael’s work made it so much more special.”
On Michael DeSutter's Mogul in Motion
Luis Arturo Sanchez @donborsch
Luis Arturo Sanchez @donborsch

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