(born 1971 London, Great Britain)

Salmon learnt his craft from his initial work in film. His work, which is extremely labour-intensive, and hyper-detailed down to the minutest inflection gives us a deceptively realistic impression of a living body. In order to break away from the aesthetic of the real, Salmon chooses to show parts of bodies, torsos, and epidermal surfaces which, by virtue of their fragmentation alone, provoke a response in us. By drawing attention to the materials he uses – synthetic resin, silicone, rubber, textiles and real human hair – or by leaving gaps or areas of possible damage in his work, he increases the impression of irreality that is part of the real world, and asks us to think about the way we perceive reality anew.

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Lily 2013
Collection of the artist and Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts