DAN SALVADOR
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ART

is a collision of new truths and awakened sensibilities; it is a serious understanding of the untried and unexpected. My style is a byproduct of the unconscious. To me it is pure expression and real...RAW is my individual personality but it is not governed by rules or routines. Style is not a virtue, it is an inevitability - the inescapable result of doing anything more than just a few times. The habitual gestures of the artist appear throughout any body of work developed enough to be called a body of work. Style is not an aspect of good work, it is an aspect of all work. Style is the consequence of habit.
Our ability to adapt to new kinds of music or art has no limit whatsoever. Once this fact is understood we would all become free to enjoy pure abstraction in painting, atonality in music, random word-order poetry and readymades. Human nature, so evolutionary aesthetics insists, sets limits on what culture and arts can accomplish with the human personality and its tastes. Sometimes I like minimal approach and I also want confusion of forms depending on my pulse in a given day characterized by self-indulgence.
​This is my reference point.

A BIT ABOUT MYSELF

Living, starving and arrived in California in 1985. Born and studied Fine Art in the Philippines...drop out. Continued to enhance my passion in art as I settled here in California. Have taken numerous art and computer classes in various colleges and art schools here in Los Angeles and Orange County. Completed  Art Digital Media Arts program 2013-2015 at Santa Ana College/Digital Media Center. Worked for AT&T Advertising Solutions/YP as an Illustrator and Graphic Artist for 23 years.
But ultimately my passion is to express my thoughts and feelings in oil, charcoal and other unconventional materials and processes. I believe art does not represent anything serious, they stand alone. I also believe that cultural overlapping creates multi dimensions of possibilities in any field of discipline and in all forms of art.
 
The mind uses fiction to explore and solve life problems in the imagination. Unlike dreams, most literary works have a strong component of conscious conceptual order. My process of making art is to avoid this order at the early stage. When I am sketching I instead use the uncoscious to lead me, just liberating the mind through automatism and improvisation then polish these forms through endless revisions. Reveal and rebury forms and images then reveal them again and again as they wish or to be concealed for the last time. These imaginative inventions which I aim as my aesthetic responses are being originated from nothingness but assaulted with primitive improvisations, struggle, honestly and intensionally.