Two Sides of the Story

by Astor Milan Salcedo

P.O.A.

DIMENSIONS: (unframed) 66.93 x 66.93 in./ 170.00 x 170.00 cm
SIGNATURE: Signed verso
MEDIUM: Oil on canvas

Catalogue No: 4070 Categories: ,

Two Sides of the same story is from a highly popular series which explore the concepts of relationship and compromise. The picture’s surface is constructed from layered paint, sometimes more than thirty layers deep, in an array of extremely bold and stimulating colours. Through his paintings, Salcedo explores emotional and existential concepts, rather than figurative subject matter. He hopes paintings such as this one will give the viewer an internal experience.

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Acquired directly from the artist

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Biography

Astor Milan Salcedo was born 1969 in Madrid, Spain, as a child of Colombian parents. From early childhood on his journalistic surrounding influenced him.

 

After a successful career as a fashion/ portrait photographer he expanded his field of work into moving pictures. In 2009 he won the highest television award in Germany

“Deutscher Fernsehpreis” for his work on the documentary “Die Bombe”.

 

Driven by his yearlong passion for art and the art world it became his work focus in 2012. Astor‘s abstracts paintings and overpainted photographs center on mankind and it‘s vital relation to nature. He is fascinated with our struggle for a balanced life and our constant pursuit to reach personal happiness.

Prior to making art his focus in 2012, Astor began his career as a model which fired his curiosity for photography, leading to a successful career in his field. His works were published amongst others in “Vogue” and “Spex”.

 

In 2004, he opened “MEDIATURNS” where he worked as creative director and director for lifestyle brands commercials for “Hugo Boss”, “Gucci”, “Tommy Hilfiger”, “Swarowski” and “L’Oreal”.

 

Astor’s artwork is directly inspired and influenced by his experiences in his fashion world both through his photographic perspective and creative aspect.

 

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