Igor Salata

Igor Salata

Igor Salata "Portrait" acrylic on canvas 70"x62"
Igor Salata “Portrait” acrylic on canvas 70″x62″

Diploma in painting from the ISP University in the studio of A. Waszczuk, he also studied art criticism at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland.  Painter, author of installations,  also video and performance. He has participated in many solo and group exhibitions, among others at the Museum of Erotica in Warsaw, Festival Transeuropa, and galleries in Poland.  In painting he is inspired by the works of the old masters, often take matters relating to religion.

A poignant piece is demonstrating nature in human form. Although usually represented in the feminine, nature in this piece portrayed as overtly masculine. The figure still possesses the beauty usually associated with mother nature, as depicted by the colorful flowers. The character himself makes stark eye contact with the viewer. His expression is one of cold, indignation. Just by observing the painting, the viewer immediately senses the figure’s penetrating gaze. The figure’s right hand is also visible as if to uncover his pale body.