Patrizia A. Salles
Born in Bordeaux, France
Lives and Works Globally
I am inspired by the past, how cultures evolve, transpose, superimpose and migrate. With a passion for archeology, my work is inspired by early life exposures of living and traveling the Mediterranean and the exploration of indigenous American cultures. The art looks at learned differences, spirituality, beliefs in “higher being(s)” and their transformation. Angels, guardians Gods. Are they fact of myth? And what are the driving (divine) forces behind altered faiths over time and place.
A love of the human form, the beauty of a line, light and dark . . . are my tributes to the great artists that have inspired. Mixed media canvases of layered, roughly textured backgrounds or steel and cement sculptures touched in finely crafted mosaic. There exists a contrast of base coarseness with that of jeweled opulence.
Abstract or stereotypical representations juxtapose ancient ideals and superstitions with modern perceptions. In the creation of my art I find many parallels in humanity’s past with issues of today.
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Art Institute of Atlanta
University of Houston Continuing Ed
Orsoni Venezia, Master Mosaic
Grants & Awards
1974 Brandeis Art Award
1976 Gold Key Scholastic Award New York
1990-2008 over 70 graphic design awards, Houston, Texas, US, Global
2001 Institute of Hispanic Culture, Houston Gallery Show, four mixed media sculptures
2010-2014 “Artlovers” St. Martin Gallery, Quarterly shows and exhibitions, Mosaics and sculpture, St. Martin Caribbean
2014-16 Charlestown Art Gallery, Nevis
2019 Biennial of Sacred Contemporary Art, Mentone, France
2013 “Things Fall to Pieces," Nevis, Caribbean
2018 "Voices from the Past/Voci dal Passato," Bordighera, Italia
2019 "Mother Earch: In our Hands
Museo Archeologico Rossi Ventimiglia, Italia
1992-2000 - Various articles in the Houston Business Journal
2014 Mosaic Art Today