b. 1971, British
Jamie Salmon is a British born, self taught contemporary sculptor, living and working in Vancouver, Canada. He started his career working as a commercial artist and sculptor for the movie effects industry. He specializes in hyper-realist sculpture, both figurative and portrait, utilizing such materials as silicone rubber, resin, hair and fabric.
The themes of Salmon's work are varied. He says, "I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be "real" and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. In our modern society, we have become obsessed with our outward appearance, and now with modern technology we are able to alter this in almost any way we desire. How does this outward change affect us and how are we perceived others? The most important part of the artistic process for me is the intial idea behind the work. If it isn't as strong as possible, then the lengthy process of sculpting, moulding, painting, etc - no matter how well done - will be for nothing and the work will fall flat."
Salmon's work can be found in public, private and museum collections around the world. His work continues to be exhibited internationally. Anthony Brunelli Fine Arts is pleased to represent Salmon's work in the United States.