This image depicts a crematorium existing within a vastly wooded forest. The chimney stacks and the tree trunks create a dialogue between each other concerning the beginning and end of our physical existence in this world. A suggestion is also made between the two visually similar elements, stating that life and death are one and the same and can never be separated.
Carlos et Jason Sanchez are a team of young artists living and working in Montreal. Their photographs are eerie tableaus that read like broken narratives; they are lush and complex scenes that explore psychological landscapes. Leaving the viewer with the chance to unlock the hidden storyline, these Montreal-based brothers create large-scale photographic prints that are cinematic in scope and compelling in content. Functioning as directors, they meticulously cast and stage every photograph, adding to the intriguing narrative and sense of mystery that surrounds their stunning photographs. The brothers have received grants from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Du Maurier Arts Council and the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. They exhibit their art internationally and have had solo exhibitions in cities such as Montreal, Toronto, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston and internationally in Brussels, Strasbourg, Madrid and Amsterdam. Their work is included in many public and private collections such as, among others, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain in Montreal, Foam Fotografiemuseum–Amsterdam, Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, the Gemeentemuseum Helmonds–Netherlands and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.