ARTIST:

David Salle

David Salle
Mingus in Mexico, 1990
Acrylic and oil on canvas
243.8 x 312.4 cm

David Salle has taken the device of pastiche, which is central to modern art, and made it both the form and content of his work.

David Salle
Mr. Lucky, 1998
Acrylic and oil on canvas and linen
239 x 340 cm

David Salle reflects the ongoing modern preoccupation with the problem of reconciling one’s individuality with the constant input of images and ideas from the outside, media-dominated world.

David Salle
Angels in the Rain, 1998
Acrylic and oil on canvas and linen
244 x 335 cm

Angels in the Rain contains images of angel statuary, performing bears and acrobats as well as examples of the portraits, interiors and still lifes that continue to distinguish David Salle’s work. His works suggests a dramatic monologue or stand-up comedy routine.

David Salle
Bigger Rack, 1998
Acrylic and oil on canvas and linen
244 x 335 cm

David Salle is the great pictorial conversationalist exploring the intangible relationships between subjects and their depictions.

David Salle
Installation Shot,

David Salle
Homage To Richard, 1996
Oil, acrylic and photosensitized linen on canvas
244 x 366 cm

Portraits, interiors, still-life and abstraction are all conversing in similar time, together in a hyper-textual visual story. The connections do not seem forced, so much as nearly random.

David Salle
Dean Martin in "Some Came Running", 1990-91
Oil and acrylic on canvas
216 x 266 cm

Using cinematic techniques of quick edits and the surprises of super-imposition, Salle’s images float in a world of simultaneity and equilibrium.

David Salle
Picture Builder, 1993
Oil and acrylic on canvas
213 x 290 cm

Salle’s images are all images which you can see through. They have a transparency, or they have openings, they have a space you can pass through.

David Salle
Old Bottles, 1995
Oil and acrylic on canvas
245 x 325 cm

David Salle’s images come from a variety of sources including magazines, stock photographs, and pornography. Salle puts these images together in a painting the way another artist might create a collage using scraps of paper.

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Thursday, 26 November 2020: COVID-19 / CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

Following the UK Government’s latest announcement placing London in Tier 2, Saatchi Gallery will re-open from Wednesday, 9 December 2020. We will re-open with our free entry Ground Floor exhibitions (Philip Colbert: Lobsteropolis and Antisocial Isolation) from December 9. The new dates for our next headline exhibition JR: Chronicles will be announced shortly.

Government guidelines on health and safety measures will remain in effect, including social distancing within a one-way system in our galleries, the provision of hand sanitising stations, and the wearing of face coverings by visitors and staff. All visitors are encouraged to pre-book their tickets prior to entry.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.