Sam3 (1980) was born in Elche, Spain, and he currently lives and works between Murcia and Madrid. His artworks can be seen all around the world, he started in the ‘90s with graffiti, and in recent years he has created murals in more than 10 countries. The artist is known for his large compositions of “shadows”, as he calls them: black and anonymous silhouettes carrying alternative meanings, to be deciphered and appropriated by the community. The simple lines and the monochromatic style of the works provide a strong aesthetical impact, allowing a direct transmission of the message. Moreover, contrasts among the empty and the painted space fully insert the wall surface into the artistic process. Between poetry and irony, his works can hide some provocative and darker connotations, expressing the reality of life. Often, they talk about the human condition, seen through the artist’s experience of his international travels.
Sam3 utilizes different artistic techniques, from sculpture to mural art, experimenting as well with stop motion videos and animation. He has participated in many Italian and international festivals, such as Ciudad De Color, in Vigo, Spain, the Boombarstick Festival in Vodnjan, Croatia; the Outdoor Festival in Rome; The Cans Festival Collective in London; the Memorie Urbane Festival in Gaeta and several editions of the Fame Festival in Grottaglie.