Antonio Samo

In his carved sculptures, Antonio Samo (Valencia, 1984) transfers an instant of absent existence to linden wood. The human figure, as an external form of an intimate world, the still life and the landscape are combined, they speak to us of our own lives, making the viewer identify with these very close objects and with the representation of the lives of these contemporary subjects.

Samo raises the fact of being in underwear as if his characters were captured in the middle of an action, dressing or undressing, as a metaphor of being at an existential crossroads. Revealing the personality by physically and emotionally undressing his figures, he transmits the essence of souls overflowing with life.

Samo received Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2008 and Master in Artistic Production, in 2013, from the same university. He expands his knowledge of sculpture for two years, from 2006 to 2008, at the Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, in Italy. In the same way, in the academic year 2009-10, he carried out a sculpture stage at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. He has participated in artistic residencies in Barcelona (Taller BDN, 2019-20), Antwerp (Studio Star, 2017), Santiago de Compostela (Encontró de Artistas Novos, 2016) and Warsaw (Fine Arts Academy, 2008-2010). His work is part of collections such as the Bassat Collection in Barcelona, FCDP (Las Palmas), Scott Moguer (NY) or the National Archive of Engraving in the city of Gargallo (Italy), as well as in many other private collections at both national and international level.