Justin Samson

Justin Samson, Acropolis of Pergamon, 2016, oil, spray paint on canvas, fiberplast, 191.5 x 186 cm

Justin Samson, Gegenschein #22, 2012, oil, acrylic on multiple canvas, fiberplast, 135.5 x 112.5 cm

Justin Samson, Farviewer, 2014, acrylic, spray paint on canvas, 214 x 56 cm

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Justin Samson was born in 1979 in Milford (Connecticut) and he currently lives and works in New York. In 2003 he graduated in Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

His works are influenced by pop culture and underground art of the 80s: the DiY culture and anti-establishment mindset of the punk movement.

Considering the creative act like inclusive, the work of art becomes an open work. Samson’s work employs an aesthetic that recycles the random consumer debris that fills out our culture and delves in popular culture and the manifold forms of diffuse communication, ranging from the cinema and literature, to comic strips and the cover of music albums.

There are several exhibitions dedicated to Justin Samson; recently at the Neumann Wolfoson Art was held House of Walls (2019) and the solo exhibition Anthology Being (2015) at Kravets |Whelby Gallery in New York. Among the group shows we can remember Aftermodernism A perspective on Contemporary Art James Busby Justin Samson (2019) at Mucciaccia Contemporary in Roma and Potpourri (2018) at Neumann Wolfons Art in New York. He is part of the artistic current Aftermodernism, founded by the collector Hubert Neumann. He has also participated in various art fairs such as the Armony Art Fair in New York and the Nordic Art Fair in Sweden, his works are in the public collections of the Walker Art Center in Minneaplois and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Houses of Walls, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA 
Anthology Being, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Tennis Paintings, The Dive, Philadelphia, USA
Cardboard Lamb, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Multikulti, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Inside the Cosmic Motion Picture Projector, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Science Fiction, Hiromi Yoshii, Tokyo, Japan
Justin Samson, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
AFTERMODERNISM, A Perspective on Contemporary Art, James Busby Justin Samson, curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi, Mucciaccia Contemporary, Rome, Italy
Potpourri, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA NADA, Agatha/Vi Se pa Kunst, New York, USA
Inaugural Group Show, Neumann Wolfson Art, New York, USA
Domestic Tranquility, 0 0 Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Block Party, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
AftermodernisM in the Hamptons, curated by Neumann Wolfson Art, Nicole Ripka Gallery, Watermill, USA
Got it for cheap (GIFC), curated by Charlie Roberts, Chris Rexroad, David Risley, Copenhagen, Denmark
Happy Ending, New York, USA
Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm, Sweden
Monk Space, Los Angeles, USA
Galerie du jour Agnès b., Paris, France
AftermodernisM: Works on Paper, Nassau County Museum of Art, Long Island, USA
Under the Influence, Phillips, New York, USA
Ritual Magic, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, USA
People Staring, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
F K U, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Shrink It, Pink It!, curated by Diana Buckley and Irena Jurek, Cathouse Funeral, Brooklyn, USA
NPR BAR, organized by Knowmoregames, Club Euphoria, Miami, USA
Untitled art fair, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, Miami, USA
KAHN ICH NOCH EIN BIER BITTE, curated by Lindsey Dickson, Bottle Bar East, Philadelphia, USA
Auction 2013, Circle of Friends, Contemporary Art at Friends, Phillips, New York, USA
Postcards from the edge, A benefit for Visual AIDS, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, USA
In Loving Memory: A Mike Kelley Retrospective, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, USA
Flatland, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, USA
Summer Show, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Kinderschnott in der nacht, nowmoregames, Brooklyn, USA
Disorder, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Ck1, curated by Justin Samson, Philadelphia, USA
Flesh eating mold will devour you!, Magic Pictures, Philadelphia, USA
In Between the Sheets, curated by Irena Jurek, Workspace Harlem, New York, USA
Face Maker, curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/T gallery, Los Angeles, USA
Thrown Together, Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York, USA
Philadelphia, Out of Phase, curated by Justin Samson, Bodega gallery, Philadelphia, USA
The Incomplete Paris, Galerie Jean Luc + Takako Richard, Paris, France
37 Situations, Louis V.E.S.P., Brooklyn, USA Art show, The Papermill Community of the Arts, Philadelphia, USA
Philadelphia’s works from the Nettle Fizz, curated by Lindsay Kovnat, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, USA
Justin Samson and Haejin Yoon, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Justin Samson & George Terry, Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, USA
Too Big To Fail, curated by Daniel Heidkamp, 395 Flatbush Ave ext. Downtown Brooklyn, NY, USA
Summer Group Show Part 2, From Yarn to Yucca A Continuation of the Dialogue Between Abstraction and Figuration, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Relics from [the] Other Realms, curated by Athena Barat, Barat foundation, Newark, USA
The Queue, PIFAS Place, Philadelphia Institute for Advanced Studies, Philadelphia, USA
Dark fair, Independently represented, Swiss Institute, New York, USA
Rooftop Sculpture Show, Redemption Center, Brooklyn, USA
A.T. Complex, curated by Frederick Janka, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
A New High In Getting Low (NYC), curated by John Connelly, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Panic Room Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation, Athens, Greece
A New High In Getting Low, ArtNews Projects, curated by John Connelly, Berlin, Germany
The Incomplete, curated by Herbert Neumann & Manon Slome, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Armory art fair, Hiromi Yoshii, New York, USA
Armory art fair, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Summer’s Flower, Summer Sweet, Chashama North, Pine Plains, USA
Armory art fair, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Kamp K48, curated by Scott Hug, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Tempest, curated by John Connelly, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, USA
Welcome Home, curated by Justin Samson and Miles Houston, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Bold Crystals from Nu Keva, Stairwell gallery, Providence, USA
Trifecta, curated by Becky Smith, Esme Watanabe and Eric Samuels, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA
Nordic Art Fair FEST, Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
Frisky Flaming Hot, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
Psychic Reality, curated by Esme Watanabe, Bellwether Gallery, New York, USA
Group Exhibition, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
The Zine Unbound: Kults, Werewolves, and Sarcastic Hippies, curated by Scott Hug, Yerba Buena, Los
Angeles, USA
Is There Anybody Out There, curated by Scott Hug, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
With us against reality, or against us, curated by Ida Ekblad & Anders Nordby, Galleri S.E., Norway
Labyrinth: the backward path, curated by Tyler Emerson, The Newton Building, Miami, USA
The Four Color Pen Show, Van Harrison Gallery, Chicago, USA
Assume vivid astro focus IX, de la cruz collection, Miami, USA
Nada art fair, John Connelly Presents, Miami, USA
LISTE art fair, Basel, Switzerland Armory art fair, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Divided by Lightning, Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, USA
Mommy I’m not an animal, Capsule Gallery, New York, USA
Elk Rattle, Kate MacGarry, London, UK
High Desert Test Sites 4, Joshua Tree, USA
If you think you see with just your eyes you are mad, Peres Projects, Los Angeles, USA
The Infinite Fill Group Show, Foxy Production, New York, USA
Incantations, Metro Pictures, New York, USA
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich, New York, USA
Majority Whip, White Box, New York, USA
Cave Canem, John Connelly Presents, New York, USA
Nada art fair, John Connelly Presents, Miami, USA
La Superette, Deitch Projects, Participant Inc., New York, USA
Kult 48 Klubhouse, Deitch Projects, Brooklyn, USA
Lore of The Trickster, The Kitchen, New York, USA
Today’s Man, Hiromi Yoshii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Teenage Rebel: The Bedroom Show, Galerie du jour agnes b., Paris, France
The Squared Circle, Gallery 13, Danbury, USA
Dirt Wizards, Brooklyn Fire Proof Inc., Brooklyn, USA
Now Playing, D’amelio Terras, New York, USA
Living Room, DUMBO arts festival, Brooklyn, USA
Lighting up, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, USA
CWOS, New Haven, USA
Hubert Neumann, New York, USA
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA
Neumann Family Collection, New York, USA
de la Cruz Collection, in collaboration with Assume Vivid Astro Focus, Miami, USA
Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Brian Belott, New York, USA
Dakis Joannou works on paper collection, in collaboration with Keegan McHargue, Athens, Greece