Passerby

STEVE SALO

 

Passerby (2015)

Steve Salo’s emotive, urban portraits distil feelings of fleeting moments when people pass him in the street. Over the past year these impressions have become the basis of his powerful Passerby series of paintings. This is Steve’s second solo show at Metropolis Gallery after his near sell-out show Portraits of Artists in 2014, which attracted local, national and international interest.

With this series of paintings, Steve has again used a limited palette, but also explored colour and layering. While Portraits of Artists was painted in thick impasto using palette knife and fingers, for Passerby Steve added brushes and used lighter applications of paint in many works. A selection of works follow below.

Passerby Rutland Street

 
Steve Salo, Passerby Rutland Street

Steve Salo, ‘Passerby Rutland Street’, oil on aluminium, 37 x 31 cm. SOLD

 

Passerby Union Street

 
Steve Salo, Passerby Union Street

Steve Salo, ‘Passerby Union Street’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm. Available
Finalist 2015 Cliftons Art Prize

 

Passerby Brougham Street

 
Steve Salo, Passerby Brougham Street

Steve Salo, ‘Passerby Brougham Street’, oil on aluminium, 37 x 31 cm. SOLD

 

Waiting

 
Steve Salo, Waiting

Steve Salo, ‘Waiting’, oil on board, 41.5 x 35.5 cm. SOLD

 

There She Stood

 
Steve Salo, There She Stood

Steve Salo, ‘There She Stood’, oil on board, 41.5 x 35.5 cm. Artist’s Collection
Published in Vine Leaves Literary Journal July 2015 and The Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2015

 

Passerby

 
Steve Salo, Passerby

Steve Salo, ‘Passerby’, oil on board, 41.5 x 35.5 cm. Available
Finalist 2015 Lethbridge 10000 Award

 

Man at the Food Store

 
Steve Salo, Man at the Food Store

Steve Salo, ‘Man at the Food Store’, oil on canvas, 76 x 76 cm. SOLD

 

Seventeen

 
Steve Salo, Seventeen

Steve Salo, ‘Seventeen’, oil and aerosol on canvas, 121.5 x 121.5 cm. SOLD

 

Figure in Red

 
Steve Salo, Figure in Red

Steve Salo, ‘Figure in Red’, oil on canvas, 80 x 80 cm. Available

 

She Stopped and Stared

 
Steve Salo, She Stopped and Stared

Steve Salo, ‘She Stopped and Stared’, oil on aluminium, 37 x 31 cm. Available

 

Passerby Collins Street

 
Steve Salo, Passerby Collins Street

Steve Salo, ‘Passerby Collins Street’, acrylic on canvas, 50.5 x 50.5 cm. SOLD

 

A Fine Madness

 
Steve Salo, A Fine Madness

Steve Salo, ‘A Fine Madness’, oil on linen on board, 31 x 19 cm. SOLD

 

Passersby Federation Square

 
Steve Salo, Passersby Federation Square

Steve Salo, ‘Passersby Federation Square’, oil on aluminium, 61 x 76 cm. SOLD

 

Passersby CBD

 
Steve Salo, Passersby CBD

Steve Salo, ‘Passersby CBD’, oil on aluminium, 30.5 x 61 cm. Available

 

Portrait of a Blind Man

 
Steve Salo, Portrait of a Blind Man

Steve Salo, ‘Portrait of a Blind Man’, mixed media on board, 51 x 41 cm. SOLD

 

Girl at the Showgrounds

 
Steve Salo, 'Girl at the Showgrounds

Steve Salo, ‘Girl at the Showgrounds’, oil on canvas, 52 x 52 cm. Available

 

Shop Girl

 
Steve Salo, Shop Girl

Steve Salo, ‘Shop Girl’, oil on canvas, 81 x 81 cm. Available

 

Passerby Blue

 
Steve Salo, Passerby Blue

Steve Salo, ‘Passerby Blue’, oil on board, 35 x 40 cm. Available
Spot this painting in the upcoming 2018 psychological thriller Undertow, filmed on the surf coast.

 

Portrait of a Beggar

 
Steve Salo, Portrait of a Beggar

Steve Salo, ‘Portrait of a Beggar’, oil on board. 38 x 34 cm. Available

 

Passerby Yarra Street

 
Steve Salo, Passerby Yarra Street

Steve Salo, ‘Passerby Yarra Street’, oil on canvas, 42.5 x 42.5 cm. Available

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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