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

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

‘I can’t quite remember but I never forget’
oil on canvas

‘the bewildered pursuit’
oil on canvas

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

(self-portrait I)
oil on canvas

‘in avoidance of failure’
oil on canvas

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

oil on canvas

‘it’s not about love’
oil on canvas

oil on canvas

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