Vincent (“Vin”) Salvo is a self-taught painter and sculptor living on the outskirts of Austin, Texas.
At a very early age, Vin displayed "whole-brained" skills for music, art, business, and the engineering sciences. In his last year of high school he was offered a fine arts scholarship at a prominent east coast university but ultimately chose a business, technical, and entrepreneurial career path that began at NASA.
Humbled by collectors inquiring and purchasing his works, Vin started painting and sculpting again.
Vin donates sales proceeds to various local and national charitable organizations.
The pull of Vin's work is an ability to capture an emotion that awakens mindfulness. His cold steel welded figurative work and expressive mixed media and acrylic pieces capture the subtleties and interplay of light and shadow to create and amplify the tension between simplicity and complexity.
The juxtaposition of fine, flowing lines layered over fields of color calls attention to the cohesiveness of three dimensions, yet still leaves the viewer with their own interpretation. His process embraces calculation, chance, and spatial experimentation.
Vin’s pieces are anchored in empathy with themes of inhibition, flight, hope, water, nature, love, and music. He finds that the greatest joys come from the confluence of mind, heart, and hand.