Astor Milan Salcedo was born in Madrid, Spain in 1969, the child of Colombia parents. His Father was a renowned journalist and Astor was exposed to and inspired by the world of media at an early age.
Beginning as a photographer in the 90‘s he went on to live in various countries,experiencing diverse cultures. Such influences are visibly evident in his work today.
During a fascinating career in documentary filmmaking, winning him a prestigious television award, he simultaneously worked in interdisciplinary art fields before following his heart and indulging his love of contemporary art.
Astor’s great variety and depth of experience taught him many techniques which free him to express his inner feelings via diverse methods. By applying multiple layers with a variety of tools such as brushes, squeegees, different spatulas – and even by hand – Astor invites observers to dive into a multitude of colors and to explore endless forms and shapes on canvas, paper and with photography.
His insatiable curiosity for politics, society and the arts are the sources of his creations. Astor’s two foremost topics are – the imperative balance between mankind and nature (a vital aspect in our every day lives) – and our constant emotional struggle to reach personal happiness which is eminent but differing in every culture and society.
Embracing his positive approach to life, his abstracts are lush in color and invigorating for both mind and soul.