The Canada Gallery at the Canadian High Commission in Trafalgar Square, London is delighted to present Andrew Salgado: TEN, an exhibition celebrating the work of one of Canada’s most promising young artists. Andrew’s bold, large scale figurative paintings have garnered him a reputation as “one to watch” by influential art critics in both the United Kingdom and North America. His work defies categorization, deftly weaving between figuration and abstraction with bold, gestural brushwork and obsessive mark-making, incorporating collage, mixed-media, and, in his most recent works, hand-stitched linen and canvas.
This exhibition, simply entitled TEN, celebrates the artist's career thus far, exhibiting a modest selection of his work from 2006-2016 and is curated by David Liss of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto. It coincides with the publication of Andrew’s first monograph, also entitled TEN, and is presented at Canada House by his lead-representing gallery, [Beers London]. The monograph covers the past ten years of Salgado's artistic career in 300 full colour pages with various texts, a new introduction by David Liss, and an archive of close ups and studio shots.
About the Artist
Born in the western prairie province of Saskatchewan in 1982, Andrew Salgado received a Bachelor degree at the University of British Columbia (2005) and a Masters degree at Chelsea College of Art (2009). He has exhibited around the world, including the United Kingdom, Germany, Scandinavia, Australia, Korea, South Africa and the USA. In the autumn of 2013 he presented his first museum-based exhibition titled The Acquaintance, at the Art Gallery of Regina, Canada. His most recent exhibition, The Snake at Beers London gallery, marks his 11th consecutive sell-out show. Salgado has lived and worked in London, UK since 2008.
About the Curator
David Liss served as Director and curator of the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art until 2015 and is currently Curator Advisor of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Toronto. David is a contributing editor to Canadian Art magazine and Adjunct Professor at York University in Toronto. He is also a practicing artist in drawing, watercolor and photography.