Paintings by Andrew Salgado
Born in 1982, Andrew Salgado is a Canadian artist living and working in London. He received his BFA from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver in 2005; he graduated in 2009 with a MFA form Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Salgado’s work, striking a balance between abstraction and figuration, deals with questions of masculinity. His paintings are concerned with the political, social, and psychological aspects that effect his subjects.
In Salgado’s most recent work, colorful, symbolic, and compositional elements are the driving force of the painted image, but a complex interweaving of figures remain a common thread. His subjects are depicted in a fantastical, often ominous tableaux, with any combination of patterns, abundance, and excess play upon the painted surface. References to the tradition of figurative painting, both historic and contemporary, are recognizable, including those to Matisse, Gauguin, and Francis Bacon.
Since 2010, Andrew Salgado has had many solo exhibitions in London, New York , Zagreb, Toronto, Cape Town, Basel, and most recently in 2019 at the Untitled Art Fair in Miami. He was the youngest artist to receive a survey-exhibition at The Canadian High Commission in London. An openly gay artist, Salgado frequently donates to charities including Pride London, Stonewall, Diversity Role Models, Pride London, and GLAAD. His donations to the Terrence Higgins Trust are of particular note, having have raised over £100,000 since 2014.
Salgado’s works are in both public and private collections worldwide, including the Government of Canada, The Jordanian Royal Family, London’s prominent legal firm Simmons & Simmons, and the Esquinazi Collection.
The artist’s site : https://andrewsalgado.com
Bottom Insert Image: Andrew Salgado, “Buzzati’s War”, 2023, Oil and Oil Pastel on Linen, 95 x 85 cm