andrew salgado: in order to rebuild
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jul 23, 2012
andrew salgado: in order to rebuild


‘playtime’ by andrew salgado as part of his ‘in order to rebuild’ exhibition
oil on canvas
150x120cm

andrew salgado: in order to rebuild
DOSI gallery, busan, korea
on now through 18th august

canadian-born UK-based artist andrew salgado is known for his aggressive, textured brush strokes. salgado produces generally large-scale
figurative paintings, often exploring the concept of identity. his work references partly his own personal experience with hate-crime,
but predominantly broader ideas surrounding destruction, reconstruction and self-understanding through tragic experiences.

the paintings are portraits often characterized and informed by salgado’s own friends who have had direct confrontation with loss;
strangers who have been victims of violence; and conversely those that are the offenders (the exhibition includes a depiction of
homosexual serial killer jeffrey dahmer). the emotionally charged portrayals explore salgado’s objective to penetrate notions
encompassing death and the ability to forgive and rebuild.

salgado’s work is on show in a solo exhibition entitled ‘in order to rebuild’ at the DOSI gallery in busan, korea.


‘an altered peace’
oil on canvas
120x150cm


‘I can’t quite remember but I never forget’
oil on canvas
72×60"


‘the bewildered pursuit’
oil on canvas
140x190cm


‘this wasn’t my weakness’
(self-portrait II)
oil on canvas
160x230cm


‘trust’
(self-portrait I)
oil on canvas
160x210cm


‘in avoidance of failure’
oil on canvas
130x135cm


‘if one man’s joy is another man’s sadness’
oil on canvas
140x140cm


‘anxious’
oil on canvas


‘it’s not about love’
oil on canvas
140x120cm


‘deeper’
oil on canvas
110x70cm

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