United States of America
Sam Malpass is an artist, traveller and surfer who has divided her studies amongst different countries, thus being able to get to know varied cultures in this way. She has focused mainly in artistic and decorative painting. At ´ace, she developed a series of large size acrylic paintings with iconography that she draws from Buenos Aires.
PERSPECTIVE (by Sam Malpass)
With an abstract impressionistic style I plan to create a new series of paintings focusing solely on the Buenos Aires lifestyle and culture as a whole, embodying the architecture, people, and energy of the city.
1990 | Born in the USA
Lives and works in Rye Beach, New Hampshire, USA
2009 | International courses and Art History, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
2009-2010 | Hispanic studies and Art History, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
2010 | Metafora International Artists Workshop, Barcelona, Spain
2011 | National Art School of Australia, Sydney, Australia
2012-2013 | Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, USA
2010 | Urban Identity, Barcelona, Spain
2013 | 83 Annual Prouts Neck Art Show, Prouts Neck, Maine, USA
2014 | Indian Summer, Art Show Christine Gallery, Rye, New Hampshire, USA
2014-2015 | Art on Board, Burton Snowboards Chill-Fund Charity Event, Brooklyn, New York & Burlington, Vermont, USA
2014-2015 | Sensorial Realms, Agora Gallery, New York, USA
2016 | Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Art Show, The Vendue, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
Line, Colour and Perspective
Artists in Dialog
Gina Kukulski and Sam Malvas, were sub30 artists in Exploration Residency working during the March 2017 period. As a closing of her time at ´ace, we did an Open Studio on Wednesday March 29th, in which Gina and Sam shared their work process with artists, colleagues and the public from Buenos Aires.
Focused mainly on still life photography and with a great handling of the digital photography, theory of color, and art history appropriations, Kukulski explored during her residency other ways and possibilities within this format and resources. She moved from the photographs with completely still compositions of fruits, objects that suggest movement, different presences and even something phantasmagoric. She also focused on investigating an issue that has interested her since college, the combination of photography and painting. Within this, she added textured backgrounds that move away from the flat colors and clean surfaces with which she works in other series, without ever losing the harmonious compositions.
Sam is a painter who takes inspiration from her travels, and Buenos Aires presented itself as a great place with vibrant colours, contrasts and varied areas for her to create. During the four weeks of her residency, Sam added the transfer technique through which she included the maps of different areas of the city she had visited, combining in this way the acrylic paint with paper. As she got more immersed in the city, the colours she used shifted from strong reds, greens and blues to a wide scale of greys.