Gilbert Salinas (Boston, Mass., 1972; Lives and works in Orlando, FL & San Juan, PR)Painter and printmaker. He 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 CONTEXT Art Miami, Market Art & Design New York, SCOPE Miami Beach, among others. His artworks have appeared in articles from art magazines and newspapers.
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 in