Samuel Gomez (b. 1975-)
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.
“They grew up as ‘nootropic dependants’’, always challenged by inherent
organic flaws, when they mapped out all neurons and genome codes,
they found nothing but an encrypted law; Once their code was decoded,
they left behind their obsolete vessels and migrated to quantum wombs”
Born in the Dominican Republic, New York artist Samuel Gomez's meteoric rise began with his inclusion in the 2013 ArtPrize Competition in Grand Rapids, MI, his first showing in any public forum. Samuel Gomez received a BFA in 2001 from Parsons School of Design in New York.
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,