PAINTER, SCULPTOR

Toni Salom

Based in Mallorca, Spain, Toni Salom’s artistic practice spans multiple techniques including drawing, painting, engraving, and sculpture. “I love to change techniques,” he says. “When I feel comfortable in one, I soon change to another.” Inspired by the natural world and bored by our new, virtual reality, Salom’s work analyses how we live in the world, and why human beings act the way they do. Read his interview with Trobat below, AND SHOP HIS EXCLUSIVE COLLECTION OF PIECES ON TROBAT.CO FROM 28 OCTOBER 2021.

What is your discipline and when did you first encounter it?

I don’t work just in one discipline, I love to change techniques. When I feel comfortable in one, I soon change to another. At the moment I work mostly in stone sculpture and painting, but I have been working also in wood and metal sculpture, in jewellry, engraving, drawing, and textiles.

Who are the key artists whose work inspires your own?

I’m inspired by artists like Victor Brauner, David Smith, Salvatore Fiume, but at the moment I’m feeling more inspired by ancestral cultures around the world than by artists in particular.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR STUDIO?

My studio is in my hometown, I’ve had it for five years. What makes it the perfect space for me is that it’s an old house connected to my family since 1519, so it has a lot of energy. I also love that I’ve filled it with objects that I have been collecting while travelling or just while I’m in nature. It makes it my special place.

What's a film you watched and book you've read recently that had an impact on you?

Prodigious, an Arabian poetry book, and Ciro Guerra’s 2016 film Embrace of the Serpent.

If you weren't an artist, what would you have been?

A diver.

What is your star sign and do you believe you embody it?

Aquarius. I don’t really know about it, but the people around me think that I do.

COLLECTION

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wanderings

Toni Salom’s Guide to Mallorca, Spain
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2 Monos

DESIGNER

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Aba Art Lab

ART GALLERY

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Bonvivant

STORE

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Ca S’hereu

RESTAURANT

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Cafe Riutort

BAR

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Fran Reus

ART GALLERY

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Moredesign

DESIGNER

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Pelaires

ART GALLERY

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Rialto Living

STORE, CAFE

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Sa Bassa Blanca

MUSEUM