Saliman’s exhibition, In Urban Light, depicts the abstract possibilities of photographic references and the interesting atmospheric qualities resulting from the dramatic lighting found within vibrant cityscapes. Initially composing his images through the lens of a camera, Salminen uses photography as a starting point from which his paintings begin to take shape into compelling, realistic watercolors of city life. Each work represents a balance of his original vision found through the camera’s viewfinder and his desire to listen to the painting as it develops and dictates its own trajectory. As a result, Salminen is able to capture richly complex universes — urban landscapes — that are highly atmospheric and reflective of the celebrated decorative elements in big cities across America and abroad.
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