Souther Salazar’s paintings return us to a childlike state of mind full of curiosity and belief that anything is possible. His animal characters traverse enchanted dreamworlds where abstract designs form different galaxies to explore. Salazar is preparing to debut his next solo show, “Attic Transmissions” which will be on view at Narwhal Contemporary in Toronto March 28 through April 25. He describes his new work as an exercise in spontaneity. Many of the drawings began as fragments and notes in sketchbooks that the artist cobbled together over time. Over the months he worked on the show, he carried around a suitcase full of drawing supplies and archival materials to make his creative process as seamless as possible with his daily life.

“I wanted to allow the possibility of making art that can unfold at anytime… Like little ghosts, or seeds carried by the wind, the opportunity to channel these intangible moments of inspiration can be elusive and fleeting,” Salazar writes of his process. By erasing the boundaries of when he can or should create, Salazar became more in tune with his creative impulses and emerged from the recesses of his mind with a revealing body of work.

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Souther Salazar  Navigator, 201515 x 15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar
Navigator, 2015
15 x 15 in. Watercolor, ink, and collage on paper.

Souther Salazar Edge of Remembering, 201525.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Edge of Remembering, 2015
25.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar Echoes of a Memory, 201525.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Echoes of a Memory, 2015
25.5 x 37.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar Attic Transmission (note that this is singular), 201525.5 x 25.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.

Souther Salazar
Attic Transmission, 2015
25.5 x 25.5 in. Mixed media on wood panel.