"The large scale, gestural paintings of Andrew Salgado works explore concepts relating to the destruction and reconstruction of identity – a process that he views as re-considering the conventions of figurative painting through a pursuit toward abstraction. To create paintings that engage beyond what is immediately visible, he often consciously questions the nature of identity (and painting) itself as something deconstructed, created, and tangible."
- from Beers Contemporary
I just discovered the works of Andrew Salgado online. I am a fan. I'm a really big fan. The art he creates is exactly the kind of art that speaks to me. Lucky for me he's two years younger than me, which means I will be able to admire his art for many more years. He's just getting started!
To my readers with a significant art budgets: go pick up one of his pieces and invite me over to see it! His work might be the price of a car, but unlike a car they won't go out of style! These pictures don't capture the scale of his work, but you can appreciate the masterpieces...