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 being endorsed by critics like Tony Godfrey, Edward Lucie-Smith, and more. 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), and more.
In 2017 Salgado was the youngest artist to ever receive a survey-exhibition at The Gallery at The Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London, entitled TEN. The exhibition was accomanied 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. He is featured in 100 Painters of Tomorrow, (Thames & Hudson, 2014), and is subject of a 2015 documentary, Storytelling (www.storytellingfilm.com). He frequently gives to charities, including Terrence Higgins Trust and is a patron of Diversity Role Models, among others.
Forthcoming solo exhibitions include A Room With a View of the Ocean, Lauba Art House, (Zagreb, Croatia, June 2017). 48 Works for Baudelaire (Turin, Italy November 2017); and Contemporary Pleasure Island Time Wasters, Christopher Moller, Cape Town, (March 2018).
Solo exhibitions include TEN, Gallery of the Canadian High Commission, (London 2016); 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 Møller, Cape Town (2014); his first museum exhibition, The Acquaintance, Art Gallery of Regina, Canada (2013).