Portraits of Artists

STEVE SALO

 

Portraits of Artists (2014)

Steve Salo found inspiration in artists through history while creating an exciting series of portraits for his solo exhibition at Metropolis Gallery in March 2014. Portraits of others can reflect as much about the painter as the subject and we find ourselves looking at the artist in the eye of his subjects.

This exhibition represented a rebirth of Steve’s art practice, which came to an abrupt halt when his Surfcoast studio was burnt to the ground in early 2013, destroying much of his painting history. But just as the bush regenerates after fire, Steve’s very expressive paintings flourished on fertile ground. A selection of paintings follows below.

Renoir

 
Steve Salo, Renoir

Steve Salo, ‘Renoir’, oil on canvas, 56 x 44 cm. SOLD
Finalist 2015 Warringah Art Prize, Sydney

 

Pollock

 
Steve Salo, Pollock

Steve Salo, ‘Pollock’, oil on canvas, 56 x 44 cm. SOLD
2015 American Art Awards: Expressionism Human Figure category – 4th Place

 

Auerbach

 
Steve Salo, Auerbach

Steve Salo, ‘Auerbach’, oil on board, 54 x 38 cm. SOLD

 

Brett Whiteley

 
Steve Salo, Brett Whiteley

Steve Salo, ‘Brett Whiteley’, oil on canvas, 150 x 104 cm. SOLD

 

Elaine de Kooning

 
Steve Salo, Elaine de Kooning

Steve Salo, ‘Elaine de Kooning’, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm. SOLD

 

Goya

 
Steve Salo, Goya

Steve Salo, ‘Goya’, oil on canvas, 61 x 51 cm. SOLD

 

Francis Bacon 1

Steve Salo, Francis Bacon I

Steve Salo, ‘Francis Bacon 1’, oil on canvas, 150 x 104 cm. Available

 

Frida 1

 
Steve Salo, Frida 1

Steve Salo, ‘Frida1’, oil on canvas, 62 x 50 cm. SOLD

 

Klimt

 
Steve Salo, Klimt

Steve Salo, ‘Klimt’, oil on canvas, 71 x 61 cm. Available

 

Lloyd Rees

 
Steve Salo, Lloyd Rees

Steve Salo, ‘Lloyd Rees’, oil on canvas, 122 x 76 cm

 

Van Gogh

 
Steve Salo, Van Gogh

Steve Salo, ‘Van Gogh’, oil on board, 38.5 x 33 cm. SOLD

 

Courbet

 
Steve Salo, Courbet

Steve Salo, ‘Courbet’, oil on canvas, 80 x 62 cm. SOLD

 

Manet

 
Steve Salo, Manet

Steve Salo, ‘Manet’, oil on canvas, 100 x 78 cm. Available

 

Picasso

 
Steve Salo, Picasso

Steve Salo, ‘Picasso’, oil on canvas, 62 x 50 cm. Artist’s collection

 

Self Portrait 2013

 
Steve Salo, Self Portrait 2013

Steve Salo, ‘Self Portrait 2013’, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 60 cm. SOLD

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
View recent portraits by Steve Salo.
View works from Steve’s 2015 solo show, Passerby.

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