Roberto Salas was born in Lima, Peru in 1977. He showed exceptional artistic talent at a very young age and studied painting, drawing, sculpture and etching as part of his artistic training. Salas graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes receiving the designation of Artista Plastico.
Salas was characteristically well-disciplined and motivated, and his paintings display an extraordinary realism. Nature is the primary source of inspiration for his works. One must be a consummate observer to get the best results.
“The simplest things or nuances,” says Salas, “go unnoticed by most people. Yet these are the things that are astonishing.” Salas’s subjects are varied but he particularly enjoys floral paintings. These display agile brush strokes, an open composition, a warm color palette and an interesting interplay of contrasts.
Salas’ paintings capture exceptional moments in time, where one has to afford to stop and contemplate that which up to now has gone unseen. These qualities are indicative of a romantic artist who is at once very knowledgeable, sincere and also possesses a certain amount of self-criticism. Salas has had numerous exhibitions throughout Peru and Europe.
Robert Paul Galleries is proud to bring the artwork of Roberto Salas to the American collector.