SERIES 2 | EPISODE 7 - SAMUEL DE SABOIA
Travelling the world with just three briefcases, a backpack and his enormous canvases, Samuel de Saboia is considered by many to be a contemporary art prodigy. We caught up with the Brazilian creative nomad in the middle of an art residency in Italy where he was surrounded by birds and statues of deities from around the world.
Samuel’s multimedia paintings and sculptures are huge, swirling, colourful odes to Afro-Presentism. His first major solo show in New York, aged just 20 was called Beautiful Wounds and was about the deaths of five of his friends over a period of just six months.
He has since exhibited in Zurich, Paris, Los Angeles, New York, Marrakesh, Mexico City, and all over Brazil and has close ties with the world of fashion and design; he’s painted the cover for the September issue of Vogue, Brazil, been the cover star of Harper’s Bazaar Art issue and Comme des Garçons named him their Artist of the year in 2022.
Where on earth is Samuel this month? Check out his insta.
Want to delve further into Samuel’s art? Try this i-D article.
MUSIC | BEN TARRANT-BROWN
PRODUCER | LINA PRESTWOOD
MIXED | ORO AUDIO