Samuel Salcedo was born in Barcelona in 1975, where he lives and works. Among many of his characteristic works are face sculptures representing the multiple emotions a human being can feel.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, he studied at the University of Barcelona and the Manchester Metropolitan University in England.
Since 1998 he exhibits in galleries and participates in international Art Fairs with 3 Punts Galeria. Since then he has had numerous exhibitions in 3 Punts Galeria, Galerie Robert Drees from Hannover (Germany), Osnova Gallery in Moscow, Soda Gallery in Istanbul or Can Sisteré Center for Contemporary Art, among others.
Salcedo’s sculptural work is characterized by technical excellence. One can see his mastery in the diversity of the materials he uses (resin, wood, aluminum) and which integrate painting, the discipline with which he began his career. His sculptures and characters always question the viewer with their subtle irony and vulnerability.
With his face sculptures, Samuel Salcedo talks to us of human relations, isolation, groups, the relations of couples, friendship, violence…To do so he modelled a facial expression on large spherical sculptures, arranged as if a dumpster had dumped them all at once and chance and the forces of physics had decided their placement in the universe. Some are left isolated and alone, others form groups, or couples, while some will perhaps collide and in an act of supposed cannibalism devour each other.
For Salcedo, these spherical sculptures on which he models faces with different expressions are metaphors for human beings so we see sculptures with facial expressions of joy, pleasure, lust, indifference… or bewilderment.