Mike Salcido’s is our featured artist of the day! Born in New Mexico, Mike creates paintings are deep, vibrant explosions of colour. Each seems to starts from a central point on the canvas and spread outward like a cloud of ink in water. I love looking at these paintings, and the way they seem to draw me in, like looking through a window to another dimension.
In his Dancing Splatter series, the work is less structured and colours seem to spill onto the page at random, generating images that are like huge colourful bouquets. I also enjoy the way Mike titles his works, with phrases that offer occasional glimpses into his thought process.
Mike also produces interestingly abstracted portraits which he displays in his Faces gallery. Using mixed media on canvas, he brings heavy brush strokes and seemingly dissimilar colours together with scribbled line-art to make faces that are simplified but still seem familiar.