Dec 142012
 
 December 14, 2012  Add comments

Salustiano is an artist based in Seville, Spain who creates striking figurative paintings grouped into red, black, and white color-themed series. The figures in his bold saturated portraits gaze from the canvas with piercing intensity. While they’re painted with classical technique, the bold colors and expressions feel distinctly modern; the combination of past and present is timeless and mesmerizing.

War (detail), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

War (detail), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Renaissance Number Two, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Renaissance Number Two, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Life can be so nice (Man con carta) natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Life can be so nice (Man con carta) natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Como si no pasara el tiempo Nº 5, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Como si no pasara el tiempo Nº 5, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie (Carlota Fumando) detail, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie (Carlota Fumando) detail, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie (Tamara con Bolso), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie (Tamara con Bolso), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Maria, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Maria, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Bus Stop in the Rain, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Bus Stop in the Rain, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Black Collection (Boy) detail, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Black Collection (Boy) detail, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Winter (Salva), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Winter (Salva), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Black Collection (Girl), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Black Collection (Girl), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Sin Titulo (Guillermo 1), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Sin Titulo (Guillermo 1), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie (Tamara and Alba), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie (Tamara and Alba), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie No2 (detail), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Changer La Vie No2 (detail), natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Drawing No 10-10, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

Drawing No 10-10, natural pigments and acrylic resin on canvas, by Salustiano

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