Samuel Gomez (b.1975-)
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.
Excerpt from the artist: “It‘s a whimsical analogy between the fireflies light-dance and the neurons synaptic connections and their inner communication patterns through energy.
It’s mesmerizing that each of these neurons holds a specific relationship
with their neighbor neuron. Unbeknown to them, by fulfilling their design, a superior
purpose is in the making. They will never perceive that by doing their little light-dance-thoughts, creativity and consciousness-unveil.”
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. His paintings are of dystopian themes.