Michael Salu is a writer, artist and critic, whose work and ideas are executed through a multidisciplinary practice. His writing, art and talks have illustrated a perceptive theoretical understandings of the evolving semantics of technology and their impact on culture, language and society. His written work has appear in a number of top literary publications and he has just completed his first novel and keen to see where it goes. He has exhibited and screened art projects internationally, been an artist and writer in residence and is the owner and creative director of S.A.L.U, a multidisciplinary creative studio collaborating with clients around the globe.
He is also an award-winning creative director with a strong focus on creating narrative driven works. Salu is the former creative director of Granta and before that was a senior designer at RandomHouse. He has conceived and managed the creative output of well-respected and culturally-focused brands, working with the languages of both art and design across a variety of online and offline media. He has collaborated with and published many young and established artists including the Chapman Brothers, Sir Paul Smith, Yinka Shonibare, Nadav Kander and the 2013 Deutsche Börse winners Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin and is now developing an art practice of his own and writes critically on art often through fiction.
His design honours include accolades from D&AD, FWA and Communication Arts and his work has been written about in publications such as Eye Magazine and Creative Review.
This site is mostly for my art and activities. For my multi-disciplinary creative studio, please visit SALU.io