G. Salman (Chinese, b. 1972) uses an approach to painting contemporary organic flowers with great detail as well as attention to their texture, shape and perspective. His is able capture all the elements of the still life subjects to make them unbelievably realistic. His strong sense of both composition and space, combined with a flair for the dramatic, show the use of light and darkness that naturally lead him to create striking realistic paintings. Although magnificent flowers and landscapes are the main choice for his compositions, Salman also transforms exquisite cherry blossoms, lotus flowers, roses in full bloom, calla lilies, orchids and dahlias into romantic, compelling original oil paintings with vivid detail, color, movement, edge and light. Read More
G. Salman was born in 1972 in Sichuan, China. As a young man he always expressed interest in drawing and painting. His family supported and encouraged him to pursue his passion for the arts. While in high school, Salman’s art teacher noticed his talent and recommended further training. He graduated with a fine art degree from Neimenggu Normal University in 1998 where he was awarded the Grand Prize in a Completion of Fine Art. After graduating he had several solo exhibitions and group shows in Shanghai and Guangzhou, the Annual Fine Arts Exhibition, National Young Artists Oil Painting Exhibition and Guangzhou International Art Fair.
Before he begins his masterpieces, Salman spends time researching a flower or scene that catches his eye. He believes that the depth in his art is derived from paying attention to the subtle shifts in value of relative dark and light. He is often asked if there is a light source behind his paintings. "The light is the real subject of my work. The flower is the stage, the light is the dancer."
He was first shown in the United States at the International Art Expo in New York in 2010. His artwork is displayed in many private collections in Asia and in select fine art galleries in the United States.