I found these paintings today. I read an article last week in neuroscience stating that memory was reconstructive, meaning that "memories are organized within the historical and cultural frameworks of the individual, and the process of remembering involves the retrieval of information which has been unknowingly altered in order that it is compatible with pre-existing knowledge." (read the article here).
I like this kind of painting because it, too is reconstructive. It feels like that artist paints from memory and that the patch of color here and the patch of color there actually builds up the face, just like memory does. Also makes me think of Aaron Smith's works and also of Jérôme Lagarrigue's.
ANDREW SALGADO was born in 1982 in Canada. He holds an MFA from London’s Chelsea College of Art (2009) and a BFA from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2005).
He has exhibited in London, Berlin, Oslo, Sydney, Vancouver, Toronto, Merida (Venezuela), Niamey (Niger), Chiang Mai (Thailand), and Busan (Korea, forthcoming 2012).
☁ ANDREW SALGADO