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David Salle (Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.) currently living and working in NY. 
David Salle's paintings are immediately recognisable for their juxtaposition of contrasting visual elements that he appropriates from popular culture, spanning cartoon imagery, advertising, graffiti and the history of art. By combining seemingly unrelated images in diverse representational styles that seem to float past one another in virtual space, he plays with viewers' aesthetic expectations and sense of perspective. Using cinematic techniques such as montage and superimposition, he creates a world of simultaneity and equilibrium that establishes dynamic and even absurd relationships. The artist reflects on the constant input of images and ideas from the media-dominated world, which become part of the collective consciousness and, in turn, influence our own sense of self.

 Some of the past exhibitions

  • (2016) Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga 

  • (1999) Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

  • (1999) Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin

  • (1999) Guggenheim Bilbao

  • (1983) Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam 


Permanently collected by: 

  • MoMA, NY

  • Metropolitan Museum, NY

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, NY


"Interior / exterior", 1993,  120 x 200 cm

oil and acrylic on two canvases (diptych)

DAVID SALLE_woolbridge gallery
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