Andrew Salgado: A Room With A View Of The Ocean (June 2017, Zagreb)

  • Rebecca Smith

Exhibition & Curation Assistant. Following a recent survey exhibition at the Gallery at the Canada Embassy in Trafalgar Square embassy in London, and sell-out shows internationally, Canadian (London-based) artist Andrew Salgado and Beers London gallery announce huge solo show in Croatia, entitled A Room With a View of The Ocean, is as much a bold leap into conceptual art as it is a firm reminder of his prowess and skill as one of the UK’s leading young figurative painters. I need to be alone. I need to ponder my shame and my despair in seclusion; I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company. - Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer Following his November solo exhibition The Snake, which allowed Salgado to shed his artistic skin and reputation for creating thematically-heavy art, A Room With a View of the Ocean has enabled him to undertake a more crude and abstract approach to his art-making. Capitalising on Lauba Art House's considerable 13,000sqft space, the narrative includes nearly 70 individual artworks, created over the course of seven months, including a variety of site-specific installations designed by the artist himself to showcase his work. The installation unfolds as a journey through four distinctive chambers, painted in bold colours, extending beyond a 360-degree set. The resulting environment is created as a slightly hallucinogenic, immersive multimedia landscape, complete with furniture, video projection, and ethereal soundscapes.

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  • B

    Beers London

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      Lauba House for people and art