Sam King (b. 1995)



My practice explores embodied subjectivity in the digital age. I’m interested in the contradictions of contemporary experience, in particular the dispersion of our identities between physical and digital realms.


Juxtaposing chiaroscuro techniques inspired by the Old Masters with smooth fades reminiscent of the digital screen as well as distortions and repetitions of the figure, the works traverse the boundary between the embodied and the simulated.


My work acts as a proxy for my own experience: flicking between emotional states, desires for embodied agency and systemisation of human life within capitalist and consumerist systems.

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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 




PADA studios, Lisbon, Portugal


Art House Holland, Holland

Auc Art Lab, London 


Jardin Orange Artist Residency, Shenzhen, China 


Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal 

Selected Press.

2021 – ‘Both Sides of Here: Artistic Encounters at the Threshold’                Magazine

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


Solo Shows.



Presence, Digitas, London 

Selected Group exhibitions. 


'Permanent Temporary' London Design Week, The Bottle Factory, London

‘Pulp’ The Florence Trust, London

Rea Fair, Milan, Italy

Group Show, Electroworx, London


'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

End of Residency Show, Auc Art, London.


Graduate Show, The Art Academy, London 

Guild Artists Exhibition, Stratford-Upon Avon & London



To be Continued, Menier Gallery, London 

Wheel2Wall, Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin 

Summer Show, Jardin Orange Gallery, Shenzhen, China 



Boom Festival, Idanha-a-Nova, Portugal 

Art Lover Ground, Café 1001, London 



Temporary Autonomous Art, The Birds Nest, London              

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