Salustiano (Seville, 1965)

The Spanish painter, whose delicate, almost-photorealist renderings of heads and shoulders are contained inside single-color circles. The artist’s vivid reds are made from crushed cochineal beetles, an authentic Renaissance technique with a contemporary twist.

Salustiano has been showing his work for many years in museums, art galleries and international art fairs around the world. From his extensive curriculum we could highlight the exhibitions at the Frost Museum in Miami, the YBCA in San Francisco, the Fowler Museum in Los Angeles, the Luma Museum in Chicago, the Nobel Museum in Stockholm or the Cisneros CIFO Foundation in Miami. International art fairs include Art Cologne, Armory Show in New York, Art Miami, ARCO in Madrid, KIAF in Seoul, Volta in Basel, Miami and New York, Contemporary Istanbul or Art Central in Hong Kong. In art galleries such as BHAK in Seoul, Zemack in Tel Aviv, Brockstedt in Berlin, Priveekollektie Contemporary in Heusden aan de Maas or Kavachnina Contemporary in Miami.

Throughout these years, Salustiano has been on the covers of magazines and specialized press. We could highlight the covers of Arte Al Límite in Chile, Art Public in Korea, Monopol in Germany or ABC Cultural in Spain. As well as articles and appearances in magazines like Vogue Spain, Vogue Germany, GQ Japan, Marie Claire Japan, Harper Bazaar Arabia, Harper Bazaar Spain, AD Switzerland, AD Spain, AD Germany, Elle Spain, Elle Decoration Germany and The New York Times among many others.

Numerous cultural and political personalities have works by Salustiano in their collections. His suggestive conception of sublime beauty has seduced prestigious collectors. Among them are William Mack, president of the Guggenheim Museum Foundation in New York, Sir Niall Fitzgerald, chairman of the British Museum and president of Reuters, Mr. Guido Westerwelle, former German Foreign Minister, Pérez Simón, Ralph Burnet, the Dalai Lama and Barbra Streisand, to name a few.