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Samuel Martin

Born in 1976 - France

BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1976 in Amiens, France, Samuel Martin lives and works in Normandy. In 1994 he got his Plastic Arts BA and in 2004 he obtained his Agrégation.

In many of his drawings, Samuel Martin portrays groups of nude young people who seem to pose nonchalantly. Their nudity is not erotic though. The narrative happens against backgrounds of burning houses, vandalized cars, or other catastrophes, that contrasts with the joy displayed by the characters. They seem to be symbols of today's ubiquitous spectacle of the news.

The scenes are suspended in a moment chosen by the artist. We are left to interpret the works and give meaning to the story captured in charcoal.

Samuel Martin is represented by ALB gallery.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2015 Haunted Games, Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2013 Génériques, exposition à La Ruche, Sotteville-lès-Rouen
2012 Yes Future, Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2012 Installation Chapelle Saint Julien, Petit-Quevilly
2012 Solo show Drawing Now 2012 Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2008 Leslie's Art Gallery, Bridel, Luxembourg
2006 Le Bouche à Oreille, Beaumont-Le-Roger
2003 Centre culturel de Moreuil
1998 Agence Autrechoz', Amiens


GROUP

2016 Deux œuvres sélectionnées pour le Prix de dessin Pierre-David Weill organisé par l'Académie des Beaux-Arts, Paris
2016 Work In Progress 2, Tourville sur Pont-Audemer
2015 Ca ira mieux demain, commissariat du magazine Branded, Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2015 Fabriquer le Dessin, Frac Haute-Normandie, Rouen
2014 Drawing Now 2014 Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2013 Petits Mais Costauds, Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2012 Drawing Now 2012 Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2011 Galerie ALB ANOUKLEBOURDIEC, Paris
2010 Prix Artfloor Mastercard Platinum, Mini-Palais, Paris
2010 Artfloor In Situ, galerie Artfloor, Paris
2010 Avalanche, Collectif d'En Face, Rouen
2009 2ème prix du concours de peinture contemporaine Paliss'art
2007 Young Emerging Artists à la Leslie's Art Gallery, Luxembourg
2006 Galerie Art-Confrontations, Rouen
2004 Mois de l'Art Contemporain, Pont-Audemer
2001 Plaisir d'Offrir, Installation vidéo à la gare d'Amiens

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