Guest : Sam Winston

Posted on octobre 26, 2012



Through his explorations of language Sam Winston creates sculpture, drawings and books that question our understanding of words, both as a carriers of messages and as information itself.

“His methods of production are certainly of our time: statistics, data collection and analysis, computer programming. Yet he is dependent on craft as well: drawing, doodling, cutting and folding. Concepts are revealed and emerge through his interrogation, until they are utterly logical and clear. They are also inspiring, leading the viewer to a fresh understanding of an art that can be constructed from typography, opening onto a beautiful aesthetic composed of text as image.”

Esther Dudley, Lecturer in Design History, School of Art & Media Plymouth University

He started writing stories and selling artist books through London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts and can now be found in many special collections in the UK and the US, including – MoMA New York, Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Tate Galleries London, and Victoria & Albert Museum.

He has exhibited internationally and worked on various commissions including COMME des GARCONS Guerrilla Store (Hong Kong) and The New York Times. His work is currently on show in the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.


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