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Sam King’s (b. 1995) practice explores diverse issues including subjective experience and human relationships in the digital age, transhumanism, and the utopian and dystopian potentialities of technological progress.

 

Technically, his work combines traditional and ‘virtual’ registers of paint to obscure the boundary between organic and technologized life. The artist montages heterogeneous references drawn from art history, computer generated software and internet imagery, to explore the hybrid nature of contemporary experience.

 

King’s latest work grows out of a recent diagnosis with an autoimmune condition. Confronted with the organic limitations of his body and its reliance on synthetic enhancements to maintain function, he questions the implications of technological integration and augmentation to the self.

Often he depict proxies of his own body, exploring the emotional implications of bodily failure, and expectations of virility surrounding masculinity and youth.

 

Ultimately, King’s work speaks to a moment in time where through technology our bodies and selves are continually reimagined, transcending previous limitations in both our individual function and cultural norms, yet also liquidating previously integral parts of our human nature.

 

 

Education. 

Turps Off Site Course 2021-2022

The Art Academy, Fine Art Diploma, 2015-2018 

 

Prizes and Awards. 

2020 – ACS Studio Prize - Shortlisted

2018 - Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award - Winner 

            LSM Art Award – Winner of Popular Vote 

 

Residencies.

2022

Pictorum Gallery Residency, London. 

Eve Leibe Project, London

2020

PADA studios, Lisbon, Portugal

2019 

Art House Holland, Holland

Auc Art Lab, London 

2017

Jardin Orange Artist Residency, Shenzhen, China 

Selected Press.

2022

Bricks Magazine – Best Exhibitions to Visit in March

2021

 ‘Both Sides of Here: Artistic Encounters at the Threshold’                Magazine

Artibune Rea Fair Feature

2020

The Flux Review Issue 4 

 Art Hole Issue 4

2019

Veneno Magazine Issue 1 (February)  - Interview 

2018

Fine Art + Framing Today June Edition

Average Art Magazine May Edition 

2016

Inside Street Art Melbourne

2015

Street Art: Australia

           

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Selected Group exhibitions. 

2022

Blurred States of Being, Prior Art Space, Barcelona.

Hyper-Contemporary act II, Hasbrook Galleries, Virtual Show.

Fever Dream, Vortic, Curated by Daria Borisova, Virtual Show.

Water is Not for Sale, Bloom Galerie, St Tropez

Touchwood, Eve Leibe Gallery Hosted by Prior Art Space, Berlin

Soho Revue x The Little Scarlet Door, London.

Voices for Love, Prior Art Space, Barcelona

Turps Off Site Leavers Show, Thames Side Gallery, London.

All The Same at Different Ages, Fitzrovia Gallery, London.

Together/Somewhere, Visionary Projects x ArtCityWorks, Online

#1 Exhibition, ArtsinSqaure, Online

2021   

London Design Week, The Bottle Factory, London

Pulp, The Florence Trust, London

Rea Fair, Milan, Italy

2020

Not yet, No, PADA Studios, Portugal.

2019

Time and Space, The Old School Gallery, Leiden,

The End is Nigh, The Library, London.

Secret Art Show, Milan.

Student Charity Auction, Sothebys Institute, London

Auc Art, London.

2018   

Graduate Show, The Art Academy, London

Guild Artists Exhibition, Stratford-Upon Avon & London

2017   

To be Continued, Menier Gallery, London

Wheel2Wall, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin

Jardin Orange Gallery, Shenzhen, China