Gilbert Salinas has a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities with a concentration in Fine Arts: Painting, from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. He has shown his works in museums, galleries and exposition halls in Puerto Rico and abroad. He has participated in international art fairs like SCOPE Miami Beach and Clio Art Fair in New York, among others. Recently one of his works was selected by the curators at Saatchi Gallery in London to appear in virtual rotation at the Saatchi Screen. His artworks have appeared in articles from art magazines, newspapers and television. His works are in museums and private collections around the world.
Gilbert uses the organic forms as reference to explore and experiment with organic patterns which are created, among other things, by manipulating the consistency of the paint as it flows throught different surfaces and by intervening and accentuating certain areas with mixed media drawings. Gilbert relates the accidental spontaneity of the works, with the spontaneity and unpredictability of our lives.
My central theme is based on investigating the variety of ways to address the organic forms of nature and its constant evolution through art. I am also concerned with the aging surfaces of the planet and the traces that time bears on earth. I employ organic forms as reference to explore and experiment with natural patterns created by the manipulation of the consistency of both paint and mixed media, letting it flow through different surfaces and by intervening and accentuating certain areas with drawings. As a continuity of my investigation, likewise, I focus on the conscience, instincts and complexities of human beings in a figurative series. By exploring those introspective stages, processes and phenomenons that go through our minds in order to understand better our reality, I am curious of when and how this complexity began.