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The Art Portfolio of Stephane Salvi


An artwork with pencil and paint lines applied in an abstract fashionvieillesse éternelle

Stephane Salvi is an artist who paints in a slightly abstracted, naive style, working in broad, deliberate strokes of bright colour, and building up figures in painted line art. The artist’s works are loose and exuberant, capturing a feeling more than distinct detail.


A painting with bright red and orange tonesle sculpteur

 

I enjoy the works in which Salvi combines painting with collage techniques. These works remind me a bit of pieces by fellow contemporary artist Aleksander Hardashnikov. Some recent works have incorporated fragments of photographs or printed imagery into Salvi’s painted planes. It’s interesting that these additions, despite their figurative nature, seem to only further obscure the representational elements present in Salvi’s works, creating pieces that are decisively abstract.

 

The colour palette that Salvi favours is subdued, which I find helps to ground the paintings in a sense of seriousness, or at least intent. The artist tends toward heavy, brown Earth tones, using saturated colour rather sparingly.


A painting with mixed media collaged onto paperla loge II


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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