ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) has been hailed as one of the most promising young figurative painters working today, after 11 sold-out exhibitions internationally and endorsements from critics including Tony Godfrey, Edward Lucie-Smith, David Liss, and others. In 2017, Salgado was the youngest artist to receive a survey-exhibition at The Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London, entitled TEN. The exhibition was accompanied by a monograph of the same name, available online here.
In 2015, Salgado curated The Fantasy of Representation at Beers London, including work by Francis Bacon, Gary Hume, and Hurvin Anderson, along with an impassioned manifesto for representational painting. He is the subject of a 2015 documentary, Storytelling, and featured in 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Thames&Hudson, 2014).
He frequently donates to charities, most notably Terrence Higgins Trust and Pride London, and is a patron for Diversity Role Models. He has been featured in GQ, The Evening Standard, The Independent, METRO, as well as The Globe and Mail and Macleans (CANADA).
Forthcoming exhibitons include his third solo with Christopher Moller Cape Town, (March 2018); a debut exhibition at Angell Gallery, Toronto; and his fourth solo at Beers London (spring 2019).
Solo exhibitions include A Room With a View of the Ocean, Lauba Art House, (Zagreb, Croatia, June-July 2017); TEN, Gallery of the Canadian High Commission, (London 2017); The Snake, Beers London (2016); The Fool Makes a Joke at Midnight, Thierry Goldberg, New York, (2016); A Quiet Man, PULSE Miami, (2015); This Is Not The Way To Disneyland, Volta Basel, (2015); Storytelling, Beers, London (2014); Variations on A Theme, OAS, New York, (2014); Enjoy the Silence, Christopher Moller, Cape Town (2014); and his first institution-based exhibition, The Acquaintance, Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (2013).