today is definitely one of those days where running a blog is a real issue, i’m here to show you what sam3 did in the last two weeks and i’m supposed to do it in english, which is very far from being my mother tongue. my approach to english is as cerebral as mathematics is. to finish an entire post in english, trying to give it a proper sense it’s like closing a very hard calculation, trying to get to the one right result.
well i guess Sam3′s work does not really belong to mathematics, so i’d better let it speak for itself first
now, i remember the very first time i bumped into his work online. at the time, i was thinking that he could not draw, i thought it didn’t matter how hard he was trying to make it look good, there always was something wrong in the anatomy of his shadows and what i was seeing just looked like a poor “good drawing” try to me. i also thought that the use of his monochrome figures was a necessity rather then a choice. stupid me, i suddenly realized how much of a dumb internet surfer i had been, not paying enough attention and looking at his website between three or four other random windows, evil facebook included.
it was watching his animations that i finally figured that whatever he does is inscribed (to borrow a term from math) into his very specific and solid aesthetic, humor and style. moreover, the guy can actually draw very well!
he’ll probably hate me for saying so, but sam3 is definitely the most romantic artist i’ve ever met, that’s why he does not need accademic anatomy or other colors than just black and white. he just needs to go and do it
in only 10 days he did these two walls above, he worked hard with ceramics
and he did an animation based on his deep studies of the solar year and equinoxes in which a wall painting interacts with the shadow of a drawing in the same way just once a year, on the 21st of june, also known as the summer solstice day.
and so on and on…
this said, i will tell you how funny he can get while he collects wood from the trash can and the trash workers show up dressing the same colors, confuse him for one of them and trhow his woods into the trash truck,
i will show you how he enjoys going around to make some quick pieces involving local street kids (this guy below is the very famous tic & tic)
and i will tell you about that night that he made everybody happy with his tasty home cooked paella
what about a little thin advert now here?
talk soon here!