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Through Art forlife, Palms for Life works with artists to generate funds to support social investment. In this way, we create new opportunities for many disadvantaged populations around the world. Thank you for looking!


 

Luis Salazar

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Luis Salazar: Bio

“We are not an economic power, neither military nor political but we can be a cultural power.” Manuel Benjamin Carrion Mora (1897–1979)

“This thought of Benjamin Carrion describes exactly our identity and our cultural wealth and geography. We are the heirs of an ancestral Cosmo vision that remains alive through our traditions and customs. That is why I allow myself to weave in religious and urban symbols in my paintings with suggestive metaphors that appear in many cases extremist and perhaps incomprehensible. To me, this is what artistic expression is all about: the highest expression of hope and the concept of culture as an instrument of freedom allowing the permanent growth and development of the individual.” Luis Salazar

 

Luis Salazar was born in Quito, January 31, 1966. At the age of 21, he enrolled in the Art Faculty from the Central University in Quito. While he began pursuing a career in photography, he soon
became passionate about painting. He took classes with Maestro Oswaldo Viteri and traveled to Cuba to pursue his studies. He started painting soon after and was immediately recognized as a very
unique talent. His most recent exhibits include: chashama Gallery on 3rd Avenue, New York City, Amerindia at the Ecuadorian Embassy in Berlin, Arts for a Better World in Miami, chashama 30 West
gallery in New York City, the Orbankai International Cafe in Landshut, Germany, the Meguro Art Museum in Tokyo, National Art Gallery in Malaysia, Casa de las Americas in La Havana, Jack Meier
Gallery in Houston, Texas, and many other individual and collective exhibits in Ecuador. Luis teaches Art History and lives in Quito. So far, Luis Salazar has produced 65 paintings for the Art for Life Collection of Palms for Life Fund.

Palms for Life Fund is the exclusive representative of Luis Salazar in the United States. Since 2006 Palms for Life has commissioned 65 paintings from the artist. All net profits generated through Art forlife help feed and educate poor children in Ecuador (*).

(*) All donations are exempt from Federal Tax Income under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.

Palms for Life is the exclusive representative of Luis Salazar in the United States. All net proceeds from the sale of the paintings of Luis Salazar support anti-poverty and anti-hunger projects. For more information about price, tax-deductible portion of your purchase, or to set up a private showing of the art of Luis Salazar, please write to info@palmsforlife.org

Paintings below available for sale. Please click on the item to zoom in.

  • Blue Abstraction – Oil on Canvas –  21.6 x 30 in
    Blue Abstraction – Oil on Canvas – 21.6 x 30 in
  • Hummingbird with Sculpture – Oil on Canvas – 23.6 x 30 in
    Hummingbird with Sculpture – Oil on Canvas – 23.6 x 30 in
  • Anima Mundi – Oil on Canvas – 51.6 x 67.2 in
    Anima Mundi – Oil on Canvas – 51.6 x 67.2 in
  • Baroque Bodegon – Oil on Canvas – 23.6 x 33.5 in
    Baroque Bodegon – Oil on Canvas – 23.6 x 33.5 in
  • Como el agua , como aire de amor y de música 47.2 x 29.5 in (each)
    Como el agua , como aire de amor y de música 47.2 x 29.5 in (each)
  • Dancers 19.7 x 27.5 inches
    Dancers 19.7 x 27.5 inches
  • Tribute to the Pig n. 2 – Oil on canvas – 36 x 69 in
    Tribute to the Pig n. 2 – Oil on canvas – 36 x 69 in
  • Andean Abstraction – Oil on canvas – 20 x 27 in
    Andean Abstraction – Oil on canvas – 20 x 27 in
  • Tree of Life – Oil on canvas – 55 x 43 in
    Tree of Life – Oil on canvas – 55 x 43 in
  • Behind the Mask – Oil on canvas – 20 x 27 in
    Behind the Mask – Oil on canvas – 20 x 27 in
  • Tribute to Michelle Obama – Oil on canvas – 52 x 35 in
    Tribute to Michelle Obama – Oil on canvas – 52 x 35 in
  • Maize n.2 – Oil on canvas – 20- x 26 in
    Maize n.2 – Oil on canvas – 20- x 26 in
  • Circle for Life – Oil on canvas
    Circle for Life – Oil on canvas
  • The Mannequin n. 2 – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    The Mannequin n. 2 – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • Tribute to the Pig n. 3 – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    Tribute to the Pig n. 3 – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • The Puppeteer – Oil on canvas – 23.5 x 31.5 in
    The Puppeteer – Oil on canvas – 23.5 x 31.5 in
  • The Matador – Oil on canvas – 26 x 20 in
    The Matador – Oil on canvas – 26 x 20 in
  • The Diver – Oil on canvas – 51 x 35.5 in
    The Diver – Oil on canvas – 51 x 35.5 in
  • The Bride’s Dress – Oil on canvas – 35.5 x 51 in
    The Bride’s Dress – Oil on canvas – 35.5 x 51 in
  • Smog – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    Smog – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • A Leap Into the Unknown – Oil on canvas – 31.5 x 35.5 in
    A Leap Into the Unknown – Oil on canvas – 31.5 x 35.5 in
  • For Life – Oil on canvas – 36 x 51 in
    For Life – Oil on canvas – 36 x 51 in
  • Mirror Reflections – Oil on canvas – 25.6 x 35.5 in
    Mirror Reflections – Oil on canvas – 25.6 x 35.5 in
  • Maize – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    Maize – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • Light – Oil on canvas – 28 x 36 in
    Light – Oil on canvas – 28 x 36 in
  • Sacredness of Food – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    Sacredness of Food – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • The Metaphor of the Twisted Tree n. 2 – Oil on canvas – 51 x 36 in
    The Metaphor of the Twisted Tree n. 2 – Oil on canvas – 51 x 36 in
  • The Lock – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    The Lock – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • The Teaser – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    The Teaser – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • The Waiter – Oil on canvas – 24 x 30 in
    The Waiter – Oil on canvas – 24 x 30 in
  • Two Sunflowers – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
    Two Sunflowers – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
  • Urban Christs – Oil on canvas – 25 x 51 in
    Urban Christs – Oil on canvas – 25 x 51 in
  • Conversation – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
    Conversation – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
  • The Myth Hunter n. 2 – Oil on canvas – 51 x 36 in
    The Myth Hunter n. 2 – Oil on canvas – 51 x 36 in
  • Banana Bonita – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
    Banana Bonita – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
  • Tree & Moon – Oil on canvas – 51 x 36 in
    Tree & Moon – Oil on canvas – 51 x 36 in
  • Andean Petroglyphs – Oil on canvas – 35.5 x 51.2 in
    Andean Petroglyphs – Oil on canvas – 35.5 x 51.2 in
  • DNA – Oil on canvas – 28 x 36
    DNA – Oil on canvas – 28 x 36
  • Sun – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
    Sun – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
  • Apple – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    Apple – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • The Traveler – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
    The Traveler – Oil on canvas – 20 x 26 in
  • Jar – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    Jar – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
  • Wise Nature – Oil on canvas – 23.6 x 31.5 in
    Wise Nature – Oil on canvas – 23.6 x 31.5 in
  • Ventana – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in
    Ventana – Oil on paper – 20 x 26 in