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.

Selected Group Exhibitions. 


BetweenThe Bridge And The Door, Pictorum Gallery, London

Cacotopia, Annka Kultys Gallery, London


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 (displayedat Santa Monica Art Museum)

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


London Design Week, The Bottle Factory, London

Pulp, The Florence Trust, London

Rea Fair, Milan, Italy


Not yet, No, PADA Studios, Portugal.


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.


Graduate Show, The Art Academy, London

Guild Artists Exhibition, Stratford-Upon Avon & London


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 



Pictorum Gallery Residency, London. 

Eve Leibe Project, London


PADA studios, Lisbon, Portugal


Art House Holland, Holland

Auc Art Lab, London 


Jardin Orange Artist Residency, Shenzhen, China 

Selected Press.


Bricks Magazine – Best Exhibitions to Visit in March


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

Artibune Rea Fair Feature


The Flux Review Issue 4 

 Art Hole Issue 4


Veneno Magazine Issue 1 (February)  - Interview 


Fine Art + Framing Today June Edition

Average Art Magazine May Edition 


Inside Street Art Melbourne


Street Art: Australia

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