Sam King (b. 1995)


Sam King is a British Artist, Living and Working in London. His practice investigates issues pertaining to our inner nature: notions of being and the relationship between the body and the self. He deconstructs the human form and subverts selfhood, to explore the figure in transition. His work draws on subjective experience in the contemporary age in order to examine the possibilities of transcendence. By interpreting the body as a site where meaning is produced, he attempts to pose questions about our existentialist existence as human beings.  

King’s work converses with the history of representation asa way to duplicate bodily presence. He draws on the chiaroscuro techniques of the Old Masters aimed to inspire a visceral sense of veneration and awe. Yet unlike their ideal of a divinely inspired, biographically coherent subject, King distort this agenda, fragmenting and abjecting the body. The result is a work that is shaped by indeterminacy, situated at a juncture between the realms of sacred and profane. The aim is not to resolve the relationship between body and self, but rather to investigate into its fluidity and contingency. By simultaneously inviting and denying identification, His practice aims to provide triggers in which normative notions of identity can be confronted inorder to encourage self-reflexivity.

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Prizes and Awards: 

2018 -Jorge Aguilar-AgonStudentArtist Award - Winner 

Residencies:

2017 - Jardin Orange Artist Residency, Shenzhen, China 
2016- Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal (August) 

Selected Exhibitions: 

2018    

Graduate Show, The Art Academy, London

Group Show, Guild Artists Exhibition, Stratford-Upon Avon & London

Solo Show, Presence, Digitas, Brick Lane, London 

2017

Group show, To be Continued, Menier Gallery, London

Group show, Wheel2Wall, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin

Group Show, Jardin Orange Gallery, Shenzhen, China 

2016

Group show,Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal 

Group show, Manor art festival, The Omnitorium, London  

Group show, Art Lover Ground, Café 1001, London

Group show, Breaking borders, New River Studios, London 

2015

Group Show, Temporary Autonomous Art, The Birds Nest, London          

Group show, Ozora Festival, Hungary 

Group show, Maitreya Festival, Melbourne 

2014 

Group show, The Marle Gallery, Axminster, U.K 

Publications:

Inside Street Art Melbourne (2016)

Street Art: Australia (2015)

Devon Coast and Country (2014) 

The Weekly Review (2015)



Enquires about work, projects, commissions, or general queries can be sent through the form below. Alternatively email me at info@samkingart.com. 

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