Roberto Salas was born in Lima, Peru in 1977. He showed exceptional artistic talent at a young age. Salas studied painting, drawing, sculpture and etching as part of his training. He graduated from the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes, receiving the designation of Artista Plastico or Fine Artist.
Salas was so disciplined and motivated that this translated into a style that displays extraordinary realism. Nature is the primary source of inspiration for his works since one must be a consummate observer to get the best results. "The simplest things or nuances go unnoticed by most people", says Salas. Although his subjects are varied, he particularly enjoys painting florals. These allow him to display agile brushstrokes, an open composition, a warm color palette, and an interesting interplay of contrasts. His paintings capture a moment in time, forcing the observer to stop and contemplate that which to up to now has been overlooked. These qualities are indicative of a romantic artist who is at once very knowledgeable, sincere and also possesses a certain amount of self-criticism.
Salas has had numerous exhibitions throughout Peru. His exceptional artistic skills and sublime interpretations are grabbing the attention of serious collectors and dealers alike. The circle of admirers is steadily growing and Salas is poised to become a formidable force in the world of fine arts.