Roberto Salas Biography
Roberto Salas aka Roberto Baras, was born in Lima, Peru in 1977. He showed exceptional artistic talent at a young age. Salas studied painting, drawing, sculpture and etching as part of his artistic training. He graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes receiving the designation of Artista Plastico or fine artist. Salas was characteristically well-disciplined and motivated, so a successful artistic career seemed inevitable. Salas’ paintings display an extraordinary realism. Nature is the primary source of inspiration for his works. One must be a consummate observer to get the best results. “The simplest things or nuances,” says Salas, “go unnoticed by most people. Yet these are the things that are astonishing.” Salas’ subject are varied and many. He particularly enjoys floral paintings. These display agile brush strokes; an open composition; a warm colour palette; and an interesting interplay of contrasts. The paintings capture exceptional moments in time, where one has to afford to stop and contemplate that which up to now has gone unseen. These qualities are indicative of a romantic artist who is at once very knowledgeable, sincere, and also possesses a certain amount of self-criticism. Salas has had numerous exhibitions throughout Peru. His exceptional artistic skills and sublime interpretations are grabbing the attention of serious collectors and dealers alike. The circle of admirers is steadily growing and Salas is poised to become a formidable force in the world of fine arts.