Street Art: The Boatman

Sam3 is a street artist based in Madrid, Spain. He’s most famous for his massive murals, some of which cover entire skyscrapers. He works heavily in black silhouettes. In an interview for UK Adapta, Sam3 explained that his art, like much of the lowbrow movement, is an effort communicate with people who are not artistic sophisticates:

Our society desperately needs new ways to face the dark and difficult near future. Art is the best way to reveal the hidden realities on the today’s way of life. I have always been fascinated by the ideas of symbols, something that contains more than one meaning and that says more than only one thing. All my work is filled with this sort of dualism, like a search mirror, where I try to reach a public that is not specialised.

This beautiful piece in Blanca, Murcia pictured above uses just black paint and proper spacing to create a convincing image of a man punting down a river.


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