Samuel Gomez (b. 1975-)
Charcoal, Graphite and ink on paper
78 x 50 inches
‘Scarecrow’ is a surrealistic and dystopian satire of a damaged world run by
an omnipotent entity. It comments on the negative effects caused by
warmongers, war profiteers, and their prerogative to keep the world population
under a baseless shield of fear, furthermore, perpetrating their agenda of terror
for the sake of profit and power.
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.