Andrew Salgado's latest paintings of romance, humour and warmth offer a welcome escape

The Man Who Saw Everything, 2020 © Andrew Salgado

In his latest series, Strange Weather, Andrew Salgado leads us through the chapters of a "magic-realist novel", giving us a peek inside his world of "allusions and appropriations" along with nods to art history and a host of subtle literary references.

A self-proclaimed 'maximalist' as well as an avid reader, the Canadian-British artist gives us a healthy dose of kitsch with orb-like oranges rolling from painting to painting. There are massive, low-hanging moons in almost every piece, serpentine cat-tails weave through the compositions, and Benday-dot style stars float in the night sky.

On show at Beers London from 17 October, this is Salgado's first solo show with the gallery since 2016. "Never one to shy from excess, the artist manages these motifs with effortlessness and energy – resulting in works that while reverberating and chaotic, also at times seem calm, dreamlike, or serene," says Beers.

"The exuberant body of work continues his development of fantastical narratives, mythology-building, and contemplation of the individual. All of this is exhibited through skilful handling of colour, a knack for powerful (if admittedly 'off-kilter') compositions, and a loved, as well as a wry sense of humour."

Strange Weather by Andrew Salgado runs at Beers London from 17 October to 21 November 2020. Discover more at andrewsalgado.com.

Fool On A Hill, 2020 © Andrew Salgado

Fool On A Hill, 2020 © Andrew Salgado

Nouvelle Vague, 2020 © Andrew Salgado

Nouvelle Vague, 2020 © Andrew Salgado