Salvador Andrade Arévalo
Salvador Andrade Arévalo is a Chicago based artist that works in lithography, etching, and monotype. He received his BA from Yale University in Art (printmaking concentration) and Ethnicity, Race, & Migration. He also holds a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in Latin American Studies with a focus in 19th Century Mexican lithography.
Salvador’s work revolves around the seriality of printmaking and its history as a site for cheap reproduction. Historically, printmaking was used to produce economical illustrations and portraits. With this in mind, Salvador’s own versions of portraits come from within the body. They are portraits of the micro–cells, synapses, tissues –afforded by current technologies. Just as organic materials grow, mutate, and wither, so do his series of prints produced from one plate.