Andrea Salvador was born in 1964 in Udine, Italy, and lives and works in San Giorgio di Nogaro. He is known for his hyper-realistic mosaics depicting scenes from contemporary daily life.
Before opening his own craft studio, he worked together with a number of Friulian mosaicists as well as at the Poli firm in Verona specialized in sacred mosaic art and producing stained-glass windows. The hyper-realistic images are undoubtedly part of our contemporary lifestyle and have been created by using a mosaic technique that evokes a link with the most intense expressionism of Italy’s historical works of art. In his artworks, his creative approach to the material is not that of a craftsman but rather that of an attentive scholar, of an impassioned researcher: every detail is treated as a distinctive and fundamental element. The size of Salvador’s mosaics tends to make you stop or slow down and alternately contemplate the technical approach. The actions described by the artist do not belong to the indelible moments or of a day in one’s life but of those moments destined to be forgotten or ignored that are part of everyday routine. The enormous fragmentation, similar to digital pixilation, is transformed into a unique conceptual specimen, which conveys an impulse to touch. Today, the Salvador Mosaici workshop produces works for floors and walls, sacred art, portraits, historical and pictorial reproductions. He has participated in numerous exhibitions including The Glass Canvas–Glass as a canvas, a carrier through history, Glazen Huis Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art (2011), Lommel, Belgium; Glasstress (2011), Venice; Glasstress Beirut, Beirut Exhibition Centre (2012); and SOFA Chicago (2009, 2012, 2014, 2016).