David Salle is born in 1952 and he is American painter, printmaker and set designer. Salle’s artistic career began when he was still a student: during this period, he made video art works and analyzed the relationship between writing and photography. During the 1970s, Salle devoted himself to painting, and beginning in the following decade, his career began to take off. Salle’s pictorial works of the 1980s reconcile the world of fine art with images of mass media and mass culture by depicting stereotypes of the American way of life, as well as gaining prominence for his return to figuration. Salle’s art is not always easy to interpret, given the composite nature of his creations with their many undefined figures and the result of mixing different styles and media. He is well known for his large canvases that feature a seemingly disjunctive arrangement of scattered elements that often includes provocatively posed women and nudes and the use of grisaille. Salle has restored great gestural and expressionist painting after years of minimalism and conceptual art. Solo exhibitions of his work have been hosted in museums and galleries around the world, including the Witney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Castello di Rivoli in Italy.