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.
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.
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,