ANDREW SALGADO (b.1982, Canada) has been hailed as one of the most promising young figurative painters working today, riding atop 11 sold-out exhibitions, and endorsements from critics like Tony Godfrey, Edward Lucie-Smith, David Liss, and others.
Saatchi Art calls him 'one to invest in now'; and Artsy states he 'complicates portraiture [with] a sense of frailty and potency'. He has been featured in GQ, The Evening Standard, The Independent, METRO, The Globe and Mail (CAN), Macleans (CAN), to name a few.
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 an impassioned manifesto for the merits of representational painting. He was selected for 100 Painters of Tomorrow, (Thames&Hudson, 2014), and is the subject of a 2015 documentary film, entitled Storytelling (www.storytellingfilm.com).
He frequently donates to charities, including Terrence Higgins Trust, MacMillan Cancer Support, International Rescue Committee, Pride London, and is a patron for Diversity Role Models.
Forthcoming solo exhibitions include A Room With a View of the Ocean, Lauba, (Zagreb, Croatia, June-July 2017); followed by Works for Baudelaire (Turin, Italy November 2017); Transfiguration Space, Christopher Moller, Cape Town, (March 2018); as well as an exhibition with Angell Gallery, Toronto and his fourth solo exhibition at Beers London in the fall of 2018.
Previous solo exhibitions include 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); his first museum exhibition, The Acquaintance, Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (2013).