Sam3 /   Unknown


Street Art

September 25, 2014
Nina Karaicic is a journalist with experience in TV and radio media. Born in 1989, she had studied at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (Journalism). Interests: Photography, Art, Film, Folklore, Video Games

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.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014TEXTVila-real, SpainGroup
2013Open WallsBarcelona, SpainGroup
2013The influencers CCCB conferencesBarcelona, SpainGroup
2013Horsens CollectiveHorsens, DenmarkGroup
2013Boombarstick CollectiveVodnjan, CroatiaGroup
2013Fresh flauneurs CollectiveBari, ItalyGroup
2013Memorie Urbane CollectiveGaeta, ItalyGroup
2013CanonicityDüsseldorf, GermanySolo
2013Centro Negra ResidenceBlanca, SpainGroup
2012AUL LuganoSwitzerlandGroup
2012Bien Urbain CollectiveBesancon, FranceGroup
2012FAHR CollectiveAmposta, SpainGroup
2012Outdoor Urban ArtRoma, ItalyGroup
2012Poliniza CollectiveValencia, SpainGroup
2011Bien Urbain CollectiveBesancon, FranceGroup
2011Manobras CollectiveOporto, PortugalGroup
2011KULTURHUSET CollectiveStockholm, SwedenGroup
2011City Leaks CollectiveCologne, GermanyGroup
2011Living Walls CollectiveAtlanta, USAGroup
2011Fame CollectiveGrottaglie, ItalyGroup
2010BLK RIVER CollectiveWien, AustriaGroup
2010INSITU CollectiveMiajadas, SpainGroup
2010CRONO CollectiveLisbon, PortugalGroup
2010Nice to meet youDüsseldorf, GermanyGroup
2010Mucho Mas Mayo CollectiveCartagena, SpainGroup
2010La Noche en blanco CollectiveMadrid, SpainGroup
2010Fame CollectiveGrottaglie, ItalyGroup
2009Exitu InsituSan Jose, USASolo
2009Fame CollectiveGrottaglie, ItalyGroup
2009PAC ResidenceBerlin, GermanyGroup
2008Street Art VillageCampofelice di Roccella, ItalyGroup
2008The Cans Festival CollectiveLondonGroup
2007Santa's Ghetto CollectiveBethlehem, West BankGroup
2007Taller de Pértiga WorkshopGranada, SpainGroup
2007Tercer Asalto CollectiveZaragoza, SpainGroup
2007Street Lab CollectiveAmsterdam, NetherlandsGroup
2007A Conquista do Espaço CollectiveSão Paulo, BrazilGroup
2007Alter-arte CollectiveMurcia, SpainGroup
2006Alter-arte CollectiveMurcia, SpainGroup