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John SALT

The artist belongs to the 1st generation of the Photorealism Movement; he is one of the 13 Founders; (Source: Mentioned by Louis K. Meisel in 1985 in his book  » Photorealism « ; Publisher: Harry N. Abrams)

 © The artist’s estate / © Photo credit: Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage / Pink Trailer with Plymouth1974, oil on canvas, 109 x 161.5 cm, 

 

 

 

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John Salt (né en 1937 à Birmingham, en Angleterre, et mort en 2021 à Shrewsbury, en Angleterre) est un artiste britannique qui a obtenu son M.F.A. au Maryland Institute College of Art.

Salt se concentre sur le paysage rural américain, souvent à différents stades de déclin.

Ces œuvres ont une qualité solennelle et obsédante. Il utilise une technique de peinture unique parmi les photoréalistes qui consiste à pulvériser la peinture sur la toile à travers des pochoirs.

Salt a beaucoup exposé depuis les années 1960 et, après vingt ans passés à New York, il est retourné en Angleterre.

Extrait du site web: www.meiselgallery.com

John Salt (b. 1937, Birmingham, England; d. 2021 Shrewsbury, England) is a British artist who earned his M.F.A. from Maryland Institute College of Art.

Salt’s focus is on the rural American landscape, often in various stages of decline.

These works have a solemn and haunting quality.

He employs a painting technique unique among the Photorealists of spraying the paint through stencils onto the canvas. Salt has exhibited widely since the 1960s and after twenty years in New York City. has returned to England

(Extract of Website: www.meiselgallery.com)

John Salt (geb. 1937 in Birmingham, England; gest. 2021 in Shrewsbury, England) ist ein britischer Künstler, der seinen M.F.A. am Maryland Institute College of Art erwarb.

Salt konzentriert sich auf die ländliche amerikanische Landschaft, oft in verschiedenen Stadien des Verfalls.

Diese Werke haben eine feierliche und eindringliche Qualität.

Er wendet eine unter den Fotorealisten einzigartige Maltechnik an, bei der die Farbe durch Schablonen auf die Leinwand gesprüht wird. Salt hat seit den 1960er Jahren viel ausgestellt und ist nach zwanzig Jahren in New York City nach England zurückgekehrt.

(Auszug aus der Website: www.meiselgallery.com)

John Salt (nato nel 1937 a Birmingham, Inghilterra; morto nel 2021 a Shrewsbury, Inghilterra) è un artista britannico che ha conseguito un master presso il Maryland Institute College of Art.

Salt si concentra sul paesaggio rurale americano, spesso in varie fasi di declino.

Queste opere hanno una qualità solenne e ossessionante.

L’artista impiega una tecnica pittorica unica tra i fotorealisti, che consiste nello spruzzare la pittura attraverso stencil sulla tela. Salt ha esposto ampiamente a partire dagli anni Sessanta e, dopo vent’anni trascorsi a New York, è tornato in Inghilterra.

(Estratto del sito web: www.meiselgallery.com)

John Salt (nacido en 1937 en Birmingham, Inglaterra; fallecido en 2021 en Shrewsbury, Inglaterra) es un artista británico que obtuvo un máster en el Maryland Institute College of Art.

Salt se centra en el paisaje rural estadounidense, a menudo en diversas fases de declive.

Estas obras tienen un carácter solemne e inquietante.

Utiliza una técnica de pintura única entre los fotorrealistas, consistente en pulverizar la pintura sobre el lienzo a través de plantillas. Salt ha realizado numerosas exposiciones desde los años sesenta y, tras veinte años en Nueva York, ha regresado a Inglaterra.

(Extracto del sitio web: www.meiselgallery.com)

Galerie / Gallery ( Sélection représentative / representative selection )

© John SALT /  Ironmongers, Date?, Technique ?, Mesures?, (Source: Collection National Galleries of Scotland)

© John SALT / Albuquerque Wereck Yard, 1972, oil on canvas, 48 x 72 inches,  (Source: meiselgallery.com)

© John SALT / Two Chevies in a Wreck Yard, 1976, oil on canvas, 38 1/2 x 57 inches,  (Source: meiselgallery.com)