Verónica Lombeida Saltos
Simoen, portrait by Verónica Lombeida Saltos is from her series, Universes that is currently on display at the FJKluth Art Gallery’s Exhibition, Verónica Lombeida Saltos: Magic House & Universes.
Universes is where one discovers “voices, faces, and spaces around the world in a virtual journey.” After the pandemic invaded the world, people had to find their own way to live and feel Covid by “expressing their inner and outer self in the different corners of the planet.” This approach allowed Saltos to “meet beautiful people who have revealed a little bit of their universes, allowing me to go to the special place of their home.”
Saltos was born in Guaranda, Ecuador. She studied Photography Design at Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano de Diseño, La Metro / Quito, Ecuador, and attended workshops in Argentina and Chile. Her work invokes the usage of textures, colors, and smells where they can produce sensorial images. Social issues such as mental health and environmental problems are employed in a conceptual and fashionable approach in her work, as well. Past exhibitions Saltos has been in were Premio Brazil at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo (Quito, Ecuador), New Starts at Foorumi Gallery (Knokke, Belgium), Global Images – Global Cris at International Center of Photography (New York City, New York).