Salvatore Tropea born in Sicily (Italy) in 1974 from modest parents, who, from an early age, saw in their Son natural and exciting artistic skills.
They recognised an impressive talent and allowed him to pursue his aims of attending Art College.
Salvatore studied for a Fine Arts Degree at The University of Catania (one of the most artistic cities in Sicily), where he graduated in 1998. For Salvatore, Catania was an excellent place to learn and understand, through local professional Artists,
The language of modern Art (which was developed by early and mid 20th century great names like Wassily Kandinsky, Machel Duchamp, Man Ray, Joan Miro', and Pablo Picasso) allows for a different way of expressing perception.
Art not only relates to the reality of what is in front of you, but also what is inside you.
Works can reflect the artist’s feelings, external problems in society or social problems being experienced during that period of time. The artist is able to express psychological and conceptual feelings through forms, colours, lines and figures, using a new modern Art code, no longer coming from a traditional academic technique. In 1999, after exhibiting his paintings in various art fairs, observing the surrounding society and current artistic trends in Europe and America and after visiting important European cities, such as Rome, Milan and Paris, Salvatore decide to travel to America. Here, in a big and innovative city like New York, he hoped to be able to appreciate a different approach to Art and Graphic Design and to adapt and develop his own style.
Travelling, brought to the artist a greater understanding of the meaning of Art: he was able to relate his work towards modern life and his passion towards modern industrial design, such as railways and great skyscrapers, and also eclectic, electronic music. At this time, analogic, synthesised music was becoming sharper than ever, and this powerful combination of modernity with dynamic sounds and forms was to become an exciting inspirational font for the artist and his Art works. In 2000, Salvatore decided to shake-up his life with more excitement and interest, by visiting one of the most cosmopolitan and controversial city in the world, London.
London is, for the Artist, a very important place where he expresses and compares his works with many other exciting modern Artists. It is also a great place to visit museums and galleries to view either contemporary works or those from the great masters of the past.