ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Regina, Canada) has created a buzz for himself with bold, generally largescale figurateive paintings that have situated him as one to watch in both the UK and North America; even being listed by Saatchi as "one of 12 to invest in today" (Sept 2013) and lauded by esteemed critic Edward Lucie Smith as a "dazzlingly skillful advocate" for painting.
Salgado has exhibited in the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, Venezuela, Thailand, Korea, South Africa, Canada, and the USA. 2013/2014 solo exhibitions include The Acquaintance, his first museum-based exhibition (Art Gallery of Regina, Canada, October 2013); Enjoy the Silence, Christopher Møller Art, Cape Town (January 2014); Nice Guys Finish Last, One Art Space, New York City, NY (May 2014); and other forthcoming solo exhibitions include Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark (October 2014); and his fourth solo with Beers.Lambert, London UK, (Spring 2015).
Previous solo exhibitions include The Smallest Heart’s Desire, La Petite Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (May 2013); In Order To Rebuild; Dosi Gallery, Busan, Korea (2012); The Misanthrope, Beers.Lambert Contemporary, London, (2012); and Paint Your Black Heart Red, Gallery Atopia, Oslo, Norway (2010).
Salgado’s paintings have hung alongside works by Tracy Emin and Gary Hume in London’s Courtauld Institute of the Arts included in the Merida Biennale of Contemporary Art (2010), the NordArt Carlshutte Biennale (2012); and has been featured Maclean’s (Canada), The Globe and Mail (Canada), The Independent, The Evening Standard, Saatchi Online, Shortlist, Yatzer, The Ottawa Citizen, The Metro (UK) and more. He frequently donates to charitable associations worldwide, including the Terence Higgins Trust, MacMillan Cancer Support, and many others, and garnered the highest-bid ever auctioned at Canada’s esteemed Friends For Life 18th Annual Charity Auction (2011). In 2011 he was featured in the Channel 4 (UK) documentary What Makes a Masterpiece, alongside artists Anish Kapoor, Howard Hodgkins, and Bridget Riley (2011).
In 2013 he was commissioned to create a brand new series of large-scale works to adorn the windows of the luxurious UK-retailer, Harvey Nichols.
Salgado has lived and worked in London, UK since 2008. …Read More