Alan Salisbury

  • Alan Studied Fine Art at Liverpool College of Art 1967 to 1970 and then at the Royal College of Art in London 1970 to 1973. From 1973 to 2003 he was Principal Lecturer In Visual Arts at The University of Glamorgan. He is based in Barry South Wales and the Limousin in France.

    Artworks

    • Still Life with Sweets
    • With Reference to Osias Beert 'Three Dishes of Sweatmeats with Three Glasses“Still life is always about much more than a casual arrangement of simple ordinary objects. It is full of allegories stories and meanings. I wanted firstly to celebrate the work of those artists important in the development of this particular genre. At the same time I also wanted to try and playfully extend and add to this in a variety of ways.” - Alan Salisbury
    • De-constructed Still Life based on Historical Sources
    • “Still life is always about much more than a casual arrangement of simple ordinary objects. It is full of allegories stories and meanings. I wanted firstly to celebrate the work of those artists important in the development of this particular genre. At the same time I also wanted to try and playfully extend and add to this in a variety of ways.” - Alan Salisbury
    • De-constructed bowl of Vegetables and Fruit
    • Most of the works shown here are transcribed or appropriated from historical sources that have interested him within the canon of European figurative painting. Post Modernist ideas with regard to originality, cultural hierarchies, and the role of irony conceptually underpins the work.With regard to the Still Life works Alan explains: -“Still life is always about much more than a casual arrangement of simple ordinary objects. It is full of allegories stories and meanings. I wanted firstly to celebrate the work of those artists important in the development of this particular genre. At the same time I also wanted to try and playfully extend and add to this in a variety of ways.”
    • Melendez Tomatoes
    • “Still life is always about much more than a casual arrangement of simple ordinary objects. It is full of allegories stories and meanings. I wanted firstly to celebrate the work of those artists important in the development of this particular genre. At the same time I also wanted to try and playfully extend and add to this in a variety of ways.” - Alan Salisbury
    • Moulding Poteron
    • Most of the works shown here are transcribed or appropriated from historical sources that have interested him within the canon of European figurative painting. Post Modernist ideas with regard to originality, cultural hierarchies, and the role of irony conceptually underpins the work.“Still life is always about much more than a casual arrangement of simple ordinary objects. It is full of allegories stories and meanings. I wanted firstly to celebrate the work of those artists important in the development of this particular genre. At the same time I also wanted to try and playfully extend and add to this in a variety of ways.” - Alan Salisbury
    • Self Portrait with Covid Blues with Reference to Work by Hans Eworth
    • “Self portraits are not usually in my view made with a narcissistic intention. In my case wanting on occasions to work from the human figure the easiest most accessible model is yourself. In my self portraits I try not to be too serious and use humour as a means of self deprecation.” - Alan Salisbury
    • Self Portrait being Mocked by Birds
    • “Self portraits are not usually in my view made with a narcissistic intention. In my case wanting on occasions to work from the human figure the easiest most accessible model is yourself. In my self portraits I try not to be too serious and use humour as a means of self deprecation.”
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