For forty years I’ve endeavored to fuse the disciplines of Interior Design, Architecture, and Landscape Design, in order to create what are conceived as “walk-in still lifes.” Central to my work are three ingredients:
Classical principles and Vitruvian proportions underlie the organization of each work whether modern or traditional. I employ corroded surfaces next to polished ones, rare furnishings with humble, outdoor objects indoors and recycled ancient materials are always present in my work. Whether designing architecture, interiors, or gardens, I strive for serenity.
I have developed my own language, and apply the vocabulary selectively to suit each project. I believe I was born a sensualist, I studied minimalism, but history is the well I drink from.
Ultimately, I seek to create environments of an alternate reality, with compelling emotional force.
– John Saladino