Vicki Salmi

BA (Hons) Fine Art - Canterbury


I am a multidisciplinary artist who creates large scale paintings and collages that are invested in mark making, full of colour and frenetic energy.

What is ‘IT’?

Mark making


Process driven to abstraction

Spontaneous and procrastinated

Explosions of energy and senses working overtime

Thoughts bouncing around in an endless cycle of trying to find a space to rest only for it to fill up again. A push pull of distraction and hyperfocus.

Chaotic, cacophonous layers upon layers of information overload

Pushed down onto flattened surfaces where shifting sentiments, shapes and colour vie for attention and push against rough boundaries.

My work is in a state of endless shift, even when it comes to rest it still strains to expand as I try to contain it. To flat pack it and condense it. IT is kinetic energy. Cause and effect. Where one thing leads to another and another and another.

Create something, anything, stuff the rules and the fear of imperfection.

Sometimes literal sometimes, ambiguous. Ambiguously literal.

What is meant and what isn’t? It doesn’t really matter. Unless it does.

I print, I paint, I scrape and scrawl, I stitch, I stick. I create.

I tear it up. I throw stuff at it. I react. I remake.  I recreate. IT IS the sum of ALL the parts

A constant pursuit of moments where I catch my breath. For a second.

Then it’s gone

Then I chase it again.

It’s compulsive and prolific


 IT is me

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Vicki Salmi | Fine Art
many moments caught up
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Professional Portfolio
Vicki Salmi | Fine Art 6
‘Elephant’, & IT is ‘What IT IS’, 2022 mixed media textiles
Vicki Salmi | Fine Art 5
‘Elephant’, 2022, 6.5 x 1.5 m, mixed media textile
Vicki Salmi | Fine Art 4
‘Elephant’, 2022, 6.5 x 1.5 m, mixed media textile
Vicki Salmi | Fine Art 3
‘IT Is What IT IS’, 2022, 2.5 x 2.5 m, mixed media textile
Vicki Salmi | Fine Art 2
‘Pompous Circumstance’ & ‘Hullabaloo’, 2022, with textile work