Paolo Salvador

Paolo Salvador (b. 1990 in Lima, Peru) lives and works in Berlin. Salvador’s paintings assemble a distinct cosmovision. Drawing on mythic imagery, his paintings lend contemporary reflection to ancient subjects. With loose brush strokes and saturated colors, Salvador’s practice is evocative of biography, both personal and national. Educated in the West, his paintings offer a proximate view of his Peruvian identity, but from a distance. The vivid environments he paints are externalizations of personal and allegorical narratives, as these figurative paintings reflect on various aspects of the human condition. You can see how he translated his style into a coloring book page in Between the Lines: An RxART Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists – Volume 9.