Andrew Salgado’s paintings depict the correlation between masculinity and the medium, exploring the manner in which they abort their literal figurative foundation and commence a vibrant dialog with the viewer through “color, reduction of forms, and triumph of substance as imbued with meaning and metaphor, overt, and suggestive.”
His work reduces the literalness, revealing a process of discovery through its own language of painting and representation.
Andrew Salgado was born in 1982, in Canada, and holds an MFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art (2009) and a BFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2005). He has exhibited in London, Berlin, Oslo, Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto, Merida (Venezuela), Niamey (Niger), Chiang Mai (Thailand), and Busan (Korea).
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