ROBERTO SALAS – Roberto Salas was born in Lima, Peru in 1977 and showed exceptional artistic talent at a young age. He studied painting, drawing, sculpture and etching as part of his artistic training and graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, receiving the designation “Artista Plastico” or fine artist. Salas’ paintings display an extraordinary realism. In his own words: “The simplest things or nuances go unnoticed by most people. Yet these are the things that are astonishing.” He displays agile brush strokes, an open composition, a warm color palette and an interesting interplay of contrasts. His paintings capture exceptional moments in time, where one has 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 and sincere, but also possesses a certain amount of self-criticism. Salas has had numerous exhibitions throughout Peru and his work is collected in many parts of the United States, Canada and Europe.