ANDREW SALGADO (b. 1982, Canada) has exhibited in London, Nottingham, Berlin, Oslo, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Merida (Venezuela), and Niamey (Niger). Forthcoming solo exhibitions include ‘Anxious’, Tache Gallery, New York (2011); ‘The Woodsmen’, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK, (2012); ‘The Acquaintance’, Art Gallery of Regina, Regina, Canada (2012). Previous solo exhibitions include ‘Paint Your Black Heart Red’, Galerei Atopia, Oslo, Norway (2010); and Interurban Gallery, Vancouver, Canada (2008).
Forthcoming group exhibitions include ‘Transgression’, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK (2011); ‘Janus Youth’, Griffin Rayne Gallery, London (2011); ‘Golden’, Le Petit Mort Gallery, Ottawa, Canada (2011); ‘Art For Life’ [featured artist], Vancouver, Canada (2011). Noteworthy group exhibitions include the 2010 Merida Venezuela Biennale; the inaugural exhibition at Gift 10 VYNER, London (2009); GLAAD Art Awards, New York (2009); the Courtauld Institute Academy Hang IX along Gary Hume and Tracy Emin (2010-11); ‘I Am Solitary’, Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London and Nottingham, (2011 and 2010).
Andrew was awarded Courvoisier’s Future 500 (2010), shortlisted for Art of Giving at London’s Saatchi Gallery (2010), and will be featured in the forthcoming Channel 4 documentary ‘The Science of Art’ alongside Anish Kapoor and Bridget Riley (2011). His theory has been published in ‘A Visual Reader’ by the Art Institute of Chicago. He holds an MFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art (2009), and lives and works in London.
[SOLO] The Acquaintance (Dec 2012–Jan 2013) – Art Gallery of Regina. Regina, Canada.
[SOLO] Title TBA (Date Forthcoming) – Elliott Louis Gallery. Vancouver, Canada. |
[SOLO] The Woodsmen (Date Forthcoming) – Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art, London, UK.
[SOLO] Anxious (Oct–Nov) – Taché Gallery. New York, New York.
[SOLO] New Paintings (Date Forthcoming) – MellerMerceux Gallery, Oxford and Whitney, UK.
Title TBA (Forthcoming) – Location TBA. Rome, Italy.
Art for Life (Feature Artist) (Nov) – Vancouver, Canada.
Korean International Art Fair (September) – HADA Contemporary, London & Seoul Korea.
Untitled Group Show (July – September) – First Canada Place Gallery, Toronto, Canada.
Juried Painting Publication / Exhibition (October) – Redchurch St Gallery, London, UK.
Golden (July) – La Petit Mort Gallery. Ottawa, Canada.
Transgression (June-July) – Beers.Lambert Contemporary Art; London, UK.
The Cheaper Show (June) – Vancouver, Canada.
Janus Youth (June) – Griffin Rayne Gallery & Gallery on Redchurch St. London, UK.
Come What May (May) – Parlour Gallery. London, UK.
I Am Solitary: London (March) – Beers.Lambert for Gift 10 Vyner. London, UK.
Peripheral Vision (Jan) – Sydney College of Arts Biennial. Sydney, Australia.
[SOLO] Paint Your Black Heart Red (Jan) – Public video exhibition, Atopia Galerei, Oslo, Norway.
The Art of Giving at The Saatchi Gallery (Oct) – Saatchi Gallery, London UK. (Shortlisted)
Art For Life (Oct) – Vancouver, Canada.
Venezuela Biennale for Contemporary Art (Oct) – Merida, Venezuela.
I Am Solitary I Am An Army (Sept) – Beers.Lambert for Surface Gallery, Nottingham UK.
How Is This Glass? (Sept) – Heller Gallery. New York City, New York.
Emergence (Aug-Sept) – Elliott Louis Gallery. Vancouver, Canada.
UNTAPPED Art Fair Toronto (March) – Emerging Artist Award Recipient. Toronto, Canada.
Cortauld’s East Wing IX Academy Hang (Jan-Jun 2011) – Somerset House, London.
Gstaad Film Festival (March 12 & 13) – Gstaad, Switzerland.
“My practice explores the correlation between the concept of masculinity and the properties of the medium; generally based in paint, at times my practice also incorporates video, text, sculpture, performance, and paper-based work. The objective of this pursuit is to challenge a perspective of identity through heightened, purposefully self-aware representation, in which these representations refer to their own physicality and question their legitimacy and even the very nature of my practice. The approach taken toward my practice is largely the result of a cathartic incident in 2008, in which a hate-crime assault led to a fascination with the notion that substance might overcome the limitations of its physicality – and that my perspective might transcend solipsism and approach the political. The propulsion for my work is the notion that identity may be (de/re)constructed as a politically charged confrontation of Self.
I am interested in how my paintings might operate independently from their literal figurative foundation and engage with an exploration of color, reduction of forms, and triumph of substance as imbued with meaning and metaphor, overt, and suggestive. My practice is a process encumbered by the reduction of literalness in preference of a sensual and topographical painted surface. Through this process of discovery, I hope to create work that engages with a continuously forming language of painting and representation. By drawing attention to the tangibility of the work, I introduce extra-diegetic readings, pulling the viewer from the sutures of the represented subject and inviting readings beyond the confines of the painted picture.
With each successive work, I hope to draw attention to the painterly versus the formal, predominating the medium as integral to the understanding and formation of my work, and referencing painting as both ‘act’ and ‘medium’. Through my treatment of form and content, I ask the viewer to consider the technical aspects of my paintings, but also the metaphorical role that media assumes in my work, and finally the relationship of my paintings to a greater narrative and mythology, in which each subject is related to ideas of psyche and convalescence. As a result, my work often uses personal history to approach universal themes, and a politics that I view as deeply personal, yet resoundingly human.”