Artist Sam Gimbel

Sam Gimbel


BIO fragments

Born 1962.NYC .  Parents . Sculptress . Movie Producer . Raised .  Nyc . Los Angeles . raised by mostlwomen . Aunts . Uncles .  friends. Scissors . tape . glue . vibration on the paper . high color . City smells and sounds . F1 . gritty . 300kph.  streets . sepia tones . Alley ways . visions of color . An occasional cobble stone street . Electricity in the air . a smell of risk .  the Red balloon . sixties pop art . plastic  . a village .  more than .  travel west and East . traveled young .  foodie . Escape. Wonder . Lakes . North . Color . Walls . Forests . water . wild . Freedom grandparents. Collectors . books . Art . Movements .  Freedom .  Salty . Sailing .  Fish.   Nature . Sculptures Lost Wax .  School of Paris . Hardcore collectors . Museums . Galleries . Manhattan . Maine . writers .  surfers . Italy .  eat.

Beginnings

drink . relax . paint . Europe . explore . sex . passion . cut . scissors . Tape . glue . color . and more color . words. stories. Anger . love  . Evoke . white . Black . brown . yellow . Poetry etc same . Vibration . hand work . vin. result  . it dances . islands  . surf . salt . fish  .  kids .  move . travel. animals . minimalism . Smell of paper . Vibrant.Story. unique . complicated . available . Words . more Words . directions . Colorist . lived . Nyc  .  Los Angeles . Hawaii . Oregon .  Sweden . Paper  .  Lead foot.

My new works have culminated all my years, styles, and thoughts into a cacophony of language and color, resulting  in moment of endless storylines. I subconsciously use the red circle to show myself in my surroundings. I never shy away from personal and international topics. This can have a good and bad effect, but one worth risking as an artist! The viewer is responsible for what they take away. I just deliver the goods. In that, there are millions of possibilities. From far away each piece seems to be one image but at closer inspection you discover hundreds or more miniature individual paintings put together to make a whole. Each painting starts off from several sheets of 300-600 gram paper, then the story begins. With vibrant gouache paint, taping, cutting (with scissors), then gluing, all this hand work creates a vibration from the artist’s hands that is evident. Each piece is a story and or comment on current events and the artist’s life. As many as 100-600 (individual paintings) or more per work – incredibly complex to put together, painting, cutting and attaching it down. This process can take up too several weeks. Creating a modernist’s 21st century pop modern story – Unique! Gimbel’s paintings have been shown and can be found in collections from Japan, Hawaii, North America and Europe. He lives in West Sweden with his wife writer, designer, artist Gandha Gimbel.

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