Mason Saltarrelli navigates connections between spirits and objects by utilizing various found and invented roaming symbols. His abstracted narratives are rendered through a meditative inspiration creating a direct and emotional experience on each surface. Saltarrelli paints and draws expressively — his intuition producing open-ended, intersecting motifs that invite exploration from the viewer. His limited palette, subtle mark making techniques and abstracted forms impart a “less is more” aesthetic and leave viewers in charge of filling in the gaps. Recognizable imagery dissolves into deceptively simple painted lines, bursts of color and repetitive hash marks to create blurred renderings of repeating themes and subjects. Reducing his marks down to the essential, Saltarrelli’s canvases transform inanimate, human and animal beings into playful subjects in an ever-evolving examination of shape and color.
Mason Saltarrelli (b. 1979) has presented exhibitions at TURN Gallery, NYC; Meessen De Clercq, Brussels; Ace Hotel, New Orleans; Shrine Gallery, NYC; Marvin Gardens, Queens; Galleri Jacob Bjorn, Denmark, among many others. His work will be featured at Art Collaboration Kyoto with Devening Projects in November 2022. Mason currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.