At first glance, Astor Salcedo’s abstract works can seem difficult to decipher much like Mark Rothko’s Colour Field paintings. From the large blocks of floating colours to the cascading flow of brilliant pigments, it can seem difficult to interpret what the artist is trying to convey, but as the title of the exhibition suggests, ‘Sono’ (meaning ‘I am’) is a very personal collection of works that tap into Astor’s individual experiences over the last year.
Each piece has its conception in an individual emotion or expression and is Astor’s idiosyncratic attempt through colour and composition to bring these sentiments to life. Whilst this collection is highly intimate, due to their non-representative nature the pieces also allow the viewer to personally interpret what they see as each painting is full of endless possibilities somewhat like the psychologists Rorschach test.
Having now been exhibited all around the world from Hong Kong and New York to Cologne and London and having pieces sold to an incredibly diverse cross-section of collections worldwide we can attest to the universal appeal of the artist’s work and look forward to introducing these paintings to both an existing and new clientele.