Collection: Samuel Gomez

Artist Samuel Gomez was born in the Dominican Republic in 1975. His meteoric rise began with his inclusion in the 2013 ArtPrize Competition in Grand Rapids, MI, his first showing in any public forum. His piece “Deadpan Comedy” attracted the attention of Colossal, Juxtaposed, Hi-Fructose and many other publications and blogs, virtually gaining him instant renown.

He has since showed in Germany, The UK, France, Spain, Serbia, Miami (Art Basel) and joined several prestigious private collections. Gomez’s steampunk aesthetic is marked by an extensive usage of universal symbolism and contemporary themes of science, socioeconomics, sustainability, and, prominently, the future of automation and AI.

The self-proclaimed storyteller's ominous scenes are so dense with imagery and symbolism, they beg the viewer to lose themselves in their interconnected, multi-dimensional depths. Gomez shows a society that has been led astray by corporations, capitalism and over consumption. “I question a world where all events and affairs seem systematic and guided,” says Gomez, “yet, without a clear compass on the horizon, it's just chaos.”

 

His works are a semiotic criticism of a capitalist and politicized society, the ironic future of automation, where, between man and machine, there are more similarities than differences. The new industrial revolution comes up with a significant change in roles, and their total perversion of functions. Now, the machine produces the man. The man works for the machine, being an integral part of it. It is always at its service, and it’s disposal.

Gomez creates a hybrid being that, in a proliferation of scales, trespasses the macro and the microcosm. A future society where the organic fabric is replaced by the industrial fabric. Where, at all costs, all kinds of mechanisms keep feeding a mechanical ecosystem. A metallic web that weaves kaleidoscopic patterns, in a knit that twists itself, and projects to infinity. A high-precision drawing (with unusual detail) traces our fate with a geometric accuracy." Texts by Pedro Boaventura, Art Galaxie.

Samuel Gomez received a BFA in 2001 from Parsons School of Design in New York. Gomez is a member of the Drawing Center & The Americas Society from New York. He currently lives and works in Miami, Florida. 

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  • Enlightenment, 2020
    Samuel Gomez Enlightenment, 2020 Acrylic, Charcoal, Ink, 3D objects and Gold Leaf on canvas 96 x 120 inches ‘Enlightenment’ is a surreal and whimsical depiction of the intricate mechanisms of the human brain. at Manolis Projects gallery
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  • Diaphragm, 2015
    Samuel Gomez (b.1975-) Diaphragm, 2015 Graphite and ink on paper. 27 x 26 inches Frame: 36 x 36 inches  ‘Diaphragm’ traces back to the philosophy of ‘Humanism’ back in the 14th century when the development of human virtue transcended the need for divine authority.  In a contemporary twist, the ‘Vetruvian Man’ from Da Vinci, is seen as the source of an unknown mechanism evolving and expanding without control. at Manolis Projects gallery
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  • The Glib Scouring, 2017
    Samuel Gomez (b.1975-) The Glib Scouring, 2017  Acrylic, Charcoal and Ink on canvas  72 x 72 inches.‘The Glib Scouring’ is a commentary perceiving the forces of nature and how the Earth’s indifference prioritizes its own equilibrium to protect itself from its main oblivious enemy ‘us’.Natural disasters, viruses and famine become inescapable evils in the cyclic game of population control. Available at Manolis Projects Gallery
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  • In Feudum Perpetuo, 2016
    Samuel Gomez (b.1975-) In Feudum Perpetuo, 2016 Acrylic, Charcoal and ink on paper. 78  x  50.4 inches  In Feudum Perpetuo exposes the real identity of our world leaders. If world decisions continue to be led by the plutocracy, an argument could sustain our evolution out of a feudalistic system and into a more sophisticated world order of reckless fiefdoms and ‘we’ remain the eternal serfs. Available at Manolis Projects gallery.
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  • Scarecrow, 2016
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  • Decrypted Savants, 2014
    Samuel Gomez  Decrypted Savants, 2014  Graphite and Ink on paper  72 x 48 inches  ‘Decrypted Savants’ is a surreal graphic satire meant as a commentary on the negative effects, rise and threat of  artificial intelligence (AI ) and the subsequent fall of human superiority. at Manolis Projects gallery in Miami, FL
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  • Renascence (Tryptic), 2018
    Samuel Gomez (b.1975-) Renascence (Triptych), 2018 Graphite, ink and acrylic on paper. 29 x 66 inches 29 x 22 inches (each panel) at Manolis Projects gallery
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  • Oasis, 2015
    Samuel Gomez  Oasis, 2015  Graphite, Acrylic and ink on paper  42 x 108 inches   ‘Oasis’ is a surreal rendering of a utopian-smart city where civilians are drawn to visit, live, serve, entertain and work. Keeping the city alive and running, requires civilians to log in and plug into the ‘heart-like pump’ assembled at the city center. This dystopian painting is available at Manolis Projects gallery in Miami, FL
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