Franck Salzwedel’s painting celebrates both color and light. To him color has the power to act on the body and the soul. It relates to emotions in a direct manner and speaks all languages, in the words of one of his favorite masters - Mark Rothko.
Salzwedel’s paintings are grounded in the reality, optimism and transcendence of the human experience. Inspired by nature and the world he lives in, Salzwedel seeks to proffer the viewer a dimension that connects directly to an experience far larger than that of the individual.
Salzwedel spent his childhood in Indonesia and France and attributes much of his fascination with color to his formative experiences in Asia. Salzwedel later studied and graduated from Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) in Paris with an MBA in Fashion and Creation. In parallel to his painting career, Salzwedel is a creative consultant in fragrance, his second true passion. He contributed to numerous successes such as Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf and Acqua di Gio by Armani. In 2015, he created and launched his own fragrance line called ELISIRE, inspired by his colorfield painting and his traveling around the planet.
Franck Salzwedel relocated to New York City from the South of France in 2007. In addition to numerous exhibits in France, Salzwedel presented his first solo exhibition « Rising color » in New York City at Blackston in 2007, followed by “From here to the moon” in the Spring 2009 and “The star wept rose” in June 2011.
In 2008, He joined Vanessa Suchar in Paris for the Slick show during FIAC 2008.
In 2011, he invested the show room of Cappellini in New York with 25 pieces, for a period of 6 months.
Salzwedel’s work is included in a number of important international private art collections.