DAVID SALLE IMPACTS AT CAC

Fishing, 1998 oil and acrylic on canvas and linen 64 x 96 inches. Art © David Salle / Licensed by Vaga, NY, NY. Reproduction without permission is prohibited.

 

David Salle (Norman, Oklahoma, 1952), he is a very eclectic American artist. He has experimented with various artistic currents. He is credited with glimpses of Neo-Expressionism, Simulationism, Bad Painting, or New Image Painting, but, Salle is more than all that. After beginning in a avant-garde art of mid-century, he put aside the avant-gardes and went his own way. The artist, decided to combine all his environment and capture it in his work, towards the end of the 70 begins to merge works and techniques in image and video. This will result in his style personal and defined.

 

One of his first jobs was in a pornographic magazine, from there comes all that eroticism and sensuality that impregnate his works. A man without coveralls and with a certain naive air, he is able to show the two sides of the coin. The ironic and self-critical style is appreciated through this game of overlapping images.

 

 

David Salle, Yellow Fellow, 2015. Oil, acrylic, silk-screen printing ink, wax and digital printing on linen. 78 "x 108". Courtesy of Skarstedt, Copyright David Salle, VAGA License

 

 

"Inspired by true-life events" has 32 paintings dating back to 1992. The exhibition is divided into two sections marked a more introspective and sober, Silver Paintings, which according to the artist are a "forced juxtaposition" show monochrome photographs with a Only members, embodied in a canvas. The other part, more colorful and vibrant, Late product paintings, show us a representation of pop culture elevated to maximum power, its references to the 50s and 60s transpose us into a more personal and almost unitary language.

 

 

David Salle, Silver 1, 2014. Pigment on linen. 84 "x 60". Courtesy of Skarstedt, Copyright David Salle, VAGA License

 

 

The set of pop images is a part of its essence as it coexisted with this popular aesthetic. It may sound strange that these two exhibitions are joined in the CAC, but they really are the perfect complement. The artist denied the idea that they were created to expose themselves together, but what is undoubtedly the magnificent articulation they form in the same context.

 

 

Photo of the exhibition

 

 

Large formats that suggest a lot of emotions are part of this imagery created by the artist. Mix of provocative elements, words, objects and of course culture are the keys to the success of this great exhibition that is about to end. The exhibition ends December 4 so do not miss this great opportunity to enjoy an art loaded with emotion and dynamism.

 

 

 

In Art Madrid, we love art in all its aspects. Therefore, on the occasion of our 15th anniversary and thanks to Cooltourspain.com , visitors at Art Madrid’20 will have the possibility to enjoy a free guided tour of urban art to discover the street art hidden by Lavapiés, one of the most multicultural and colourful neighbourhoods of Madrid.

With the code ARTMADRID2020

and your ticket to the Art Madrid’20 fair, you can enjoy "Street art Tour Lavapiés" for free, on days 26th, 27th and 28th of February at 11:00 a.m. The capacity is limited, so do not doubt, book your place at Cooltourspain.com Once the confirmation is received, you just have to go with your open eyes to enjoy this magnificent experience.

Street art is the expression of art in public spaces either in the form of murals in restored buildings; graffiti; street painting or curated artistic actions. What are the backstories of each artist? What are the social issues affecting our city? This social, cultural and educational project was born in 2016 to answer these questions and show the message hidden by the works of art of so many national and international artists who have painted the Embajadores neighbourhood. It became the first daily street art tour in Madrid.

Cooltourspain will show you the Spanish capital in an alternative way and its guides will share their knowledge about the best street art in the Lavapiés and Malasaña areas. In the same way, its Foundation collaborates with non-profit projects and local associations so that people at risk of social exclusion can learn the techniques used by Madrid graffiti artists. The tour lasts two hours and begins at the Valle Inclán Theater Entrance.