Sam3 is a Spanish artist whose artwork is ironical, poetic, inspiring, but also provocative and challenging. Sam3 is well known for his large scale black and white paintings that remind of silhouettes or shadows. The reduction of colors and clear simple shapes caused by their intense presence builds the focus of his paintings and turns them into a magnet for the observer. Sometimes they even take the space of the whole house wall and refer to the urban surrounding.
Born in Elche, Spain, Sam3 currently lives and works in Madrid. His large street murals are certainly hard to miss and can be found across Europe.
His works are dominated by figurative elements, which are in the state of metamorphosis. An important element of SAM 3’s oeuvre are phantasmagorical roots growing out of the bodies of his protagonists.
His urban interventions are comparable to epigrams illustrated in a satirical style of symbolic literature, many of which were on display in the city, engraved on ephemeral architecture so as to exhibit publically questions that effect the community. Maybe his compositions are cleaner, his shapes more voluptuous than those impenetrable older traditions, but the meaning is the same: we must ask ourselves about the status quo and make way for a new enigma.
Sam3 lives and works in Madrid, Spain.
|2013||Open Walls||Barcelona, Spain||Group|
|2013||The influencers CCCB conferences||Barcelona, Spain||Group|
|2013||Horsens Collective||Horsens, Denmark||Group|
|2013||Boombarstick Collective||Vodnjan, Croatia||Group|
|2013||Fresh flauneurs Collective||Bari, Italy||Group|
|2013||Memorie Urbane Collective||Gaeta, Italy||Group|
|2013||Centro Negra Residence||Blanca, Spain||Group|
|2012||Bien Urbain Collective||Besancon, France||Group|
|2012||FAHR Collective||Amposta, Spain||Group|
|2012||Outdoor Urban Art||Roma, Italy||Group|
|2012||Poliniza Collective||Valencia, Spain||Group|
|2011||Bien Urbain Collective||Besancon, France||Group|
|2011||Manobras Collective||Oporto, Portugal||Group|
|2011||KULTURHUSET Collective||Stockholm, Sweden||Group|
|2011||City Leaks Collective||Cologne, Germany||Group|
|2011||Living Walls Collective||Atlanta, USA||Group|
|2011||Fame Collective||Grottaglie, Italy||Group|
|2010||BLK RIVER Collective||Wien, Austria||Group|
|2010||INSITU Collective||Miajadas, Spain||Group|
|2010||CRONO Collective||Lisbon, Portugal||Group|
|2010||Nice to meet you||Düsseldorf, Germany||Group|
|2010||Mucho Mas Mayo Collective||Cartagena, Spain||Group|
|2010||La Noche en blanco Collective||Madrid, Spain||Group|
|2010||Fame Collective||Grottaglie, Italy||Group|
|2009||Exitu Insitu||San Jose, USA||Solo|
|2009||Fame Collective||Grottaglie, Italy||Group|
|2009||PAC Residence||Berlin, Germany||Group|
|2008||Street Art Village||Campofelice di Roccella, Italy||Group|
|2008||The Cans Festival Collective||London||Group|
|2007||Santa's Ghetto Collective||Bethlehem, West Bank||Group|
|2007||Taller de Pértiga Workshop||Granada, Spain||Group|
|2007||Tercer Asalto Collective||Zaragoza, Spain||Group|
|2007||Street Lab Collective||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Group|
|2007||A Conquista do Espaço Collective||São Paulo, Brazil||Group|
|2007||Alter-arte Collective||Murcia, Spain||Group|
|2006||Alter-arte Collective||Murcia, Spain||Group|