El tamaño de las palabras ( The words size ) artwork by the Spanish artist SAM3 @sam3.es at Rua do Infante D.Henrique in front of Igreja de S.Francisco
In the end of 2011 Summer SAM3 have been in Porto for the event Manobras no Porto, which has been surrounded by some complaints, where previously scheduled wall paintings have been canceled by the city council, due to it’s “artistic” expression, in other words, graffiti related.
SAM3 wall installation have not faced that problem, and he was able to complete this mural .
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.
"People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you. You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head. You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs. - Banksy & Sean Tejaratchi #PhotoADay#foodforthought#PublicArt#Art#SparkConservancy
One week reminder for the Feb. 22, deadline for Scottsdale Gateway Marker Public Art Project proposals. Scottsdale Public Art is accepting preliminary design proposals from artists for a public art opportunity to create new, iconic gateway markers for Scottsdale, Arizona. The thirteen locations of the markers will be at high-traffic-volume entry points into the City. There may be more than one successful design proposal awarded. Artists who have experience designing projects with a similar budget and scope are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by February 22, 2019. Apply online, https://sarts.co/2FtmYvG
location: Allen Public Library in Allen, TX
medium: bronze, granite
dimensions: 9.5’h x 3.8’w x 2’d
Ocean of Knowledge is the metaphor for this piece which stands at the entry of the Allen Library. Conceived around the geometry of a Mobius hole, the ocean-inspired forms evolve from this single opening in the piece, signifying infinity and the endless possibility of learning.