Andrew Salgado is an London based painter from Canada how;s work “explores the correlation between the concept of masculinity and the properties of the medium” as he puts it on his official website. I am fascinated with this particular painting that i admit i am starring at for a couple of days now, there is something in his eyes that just attracts and scares me in the same time.
“The objective of this pursuit is to challenge a perspective of identity through heightened, purposefully self-aware representation, in which these representations refer to their own physicality and question their legitimacy and even the very nature of my practice. The approach taken toward my practice is largely the result of a cathartic incident in 2008, in which a hate-crime assault led to a fascination with the notion that substance might overcome the limitations of its physicality – and that my perspective might transcend solipsism and approach the political. The propulsion for my work is the notion that identity may be (de/re)constructed as a politically charged confrontation of Self.”