Samantha Wilson

Artist Statement:
My work uses drawing and painting to contemplate social, political and cultural issues. Ambiguity often plays a role in the formation of images to explore both the physical and ephemeral realms of human experience. Free-flowing mediums; charcoal, ink and powder pigments are complimented by intentional subject matter. Depicting key events and figures of power that influence the nature of modern society. The work seeks to illuminate cross-cultural difference, similarity and ultimately the necessity for compassionate relating, regardless of race, age, gender, nationality or political status. It seeks to ask; how can contemporary art contribute in creating a more inclusive society?

Bio:
Samantha is a multi-media visual artist based in Lisbon, Portugal. Originally from Scotland, she has worked and lived between the UK, Canada, Italy, Spain, India and Africa. Completing her BA of Fine Art and MFA in Art and Humanities from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee, Scotland, 2015. She has since received many awards for her work and participated in multiple International artist residencies. Exhibiting her work between the UK, US, Europe and India, she now works full-time as an artist and Fine Arts Facilitator in Lisbon. She is co-founder of Colour the Community, a Social Arts Initiative in Kenya, which aims to foster creativity and growth inside rural schools and their surrounding community.