Untitled 2020-07 is the first of a new series of work on paper. Salter layers of ink and gouache which ‘resisted’ to cover/uncover. The materials have a subtle reticulation, giving depth and texture to the surface of the work.
In her works on paper Salter draws on the raw materials of paper and wood blocks, often transferring marks from wood to paper. They are cut, folded and traced to create visual depth of surface.
Rebecca Salter is attracted to the visual sophistication of Japanese prints; the flat colour, the bold, cropped compositions and, above all, the fluidity of the lines are all evident influences on her minimal, abstract works on paper, print and painting.
Salter’s work is held in international collections including – UK: Tate Gallery; The British Museum; Victoria and Albert Museum; The British Council; Government Art Collection; Cambridge Institute for Medical Research Linklaters, London; Pallant House Gallery, Chichester. Germany:Frechen Kunstverein; Graphotek, Stadtbucherei, Stuttgart. USA: Yale University Art Gallery; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Library of Congress, Washington DC. Yale Center for British Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Portland Museum of Modern Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Currently living and working in London. Salter graduated from Bristol Polytechnic, Faculty of Art and Design in 1977. She lived and worked in Japan from 1981 to 1985 and before that was a research student at Kyoto City University of Arts, Japan, as part of her Leverhulme Scholarship.
Rebecca Salter was elected as a Royal Academician (RA), 2014, Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools in (2017 _2019) and is currently the first woman President of the Royal Academy of Arts (2019 -)