I recently braved the 6 hour drive down to LA to check out Sam’s new show “Ego, Addiction, & Other Bedtime Stories” at Subliminal Projects.  The show was phenomenal.

It’s always heartening to see  artists that are constantly striving to expand on his or her already well developed skill set, and Sam is no exception. Apparently, he spent the past year developing  a new style and has very clearly been able to add an immense level of depth to his new body of work. I was impressed to see such dark imagery mixed seamlessly with the familiar characters and vibrant color palette that we know and love from Sam. Some of my favorite works from him are the deeper, more emotionally charged ones. And in the past i have only seen a handful of  pieces that reflect what his new work openly celebrates. 

   

"Lonely"

“Lonely”

Graphite on Bristol Board, 8″ x 10″ 2008

 

 

Beauty in Trouble (Reign of the Rainbow Goblins)

Beauty in Trouble (Reign of the Rainbow Goblins) 200972" x 48" Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas

 

Self Destruction 1, 16" x 20" Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 2009

Self Destruction 1, 16" x 20" Acrylic and Spray Paint on Canvas, 2009

 

 

Hats off to you Mr. Flores,  “Ego, Addiction & Other Bedtime Stories” is a very thoughtful and well executed show.  Weren’t able to make it to LA?… Click here to get a more extensive look.

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