Born in the Dominican Republic and with a background in Creative Design and Illustration, New York artist Samuel Gomez's rise began with his inclusion in the 2013 ArtPrize Competition in Grand Rapids, MI, his first showing in any public forum. His piece “Deadpan Comedy” attracted the attention of Colossal, Juxtapoz, Hi-Fructose and many other publications and blogs, virtually gaining him instant renown. He has since showed in Germany, The UK, France, Spain and Serbia and joined several prestigious private collections. 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. 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, “yet, without a clear compass on the horizon, it's just chaos.” Samuel Gomez received a BFA in 2001 from Parsons School of Design in New York. He currently lives and works in New York.
Samuel's ArtPrize Entries
These are Samuel's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.