Photographic artist living and working in Amsterdam, NL.

Enjoy the work and do not hesitiate to reach out to jacksamels@gmail.com for questions or commissions.

All work is for sale, email me for a list of available pieces.

Thanks for stopping by!


Vessels
Handmade Collage
2016-Present

The razor mark sometimes evident, these gestural pieces aim to elicit the vague shape of memory, real or not. Evocative forms that are strong but airy, bold yet flexible, this tension helps distill complex thoughts into simple visual poems.



Chrome Pretzel
Handmade Collage
2017-2018



This collage series is a result of two observations.

First, using the photography of others to create my compositions felt like drafting a poem with someone else’s sentences. A deeper level of ownership arose from making
and physically cutting my own photographs.

Secondly and more conceptually, the behavior of light waves that carry color and shape to our brains has been a recent obsession of mine. The metal pipes and tubes function as convex mirrors, absorbing the scene around them and reflecting a complex tangle of color and form that is further woven by my physical layering of paper in the studio. I revealed more negative space in the recent works for clarity of the compositions. I know my comprehension of physical science is absurdly limited but these visual experiments fuel my curiosity of mathematics and all the poetic moments offered by invisible forces around us.


Terrain
Handmade Collage
2017

Deeptone
Handmade Collage
2016

Unclassified
Handmade Collage
2016-Present

Nautical Tension
Photography
2017
Different kinds of mooring, rigging and scaffolding objects encountered in Amsterdam.

Low tech yet effective objects utlized in connection points, tension zones and support systems.
Scrim
Photography
2016-Present
Scaffolding + construction scrims. Temporary structures protected by the fabric mesh. Amazing accidental art. Functional but aesthetic, public and raw.
Photo Journal
Photography
Present


Photographic artist living and working in Amsterdam, NL.

My most recent series is chrome pretzel (june 2018).

Enjoy the work and do not hesitiate to reach out to jacksamels@gmail.Com for questions or commissions.

All
work is for sale, email me for a list of available pieces.

Thanks
for stopping by!


EXHIBITIONS

– Low Contrast, Oxford House, Amsterdam, 2017
– Scope Presents: Sam Hertz and Jack Samels, Spektrum, Berlin, 2017
– Vessels, Wolvenstraat Bar, Amsterdam, 2016
– Juried Show, Rabbithole Gallery, New York, NY, 2016
– familiar.Caves, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, USA, 2011

SELECTED PRESS

– Art Feature. Format Spotlight. February 2018.
– Art Feature. Harpers Magazine. Page 17. August 2017. Print.
– Featured on NOICE
– Interviewed on Young-Space.com
– Featured in The Steidz Magazine Online
– Featured on Toombes.com
– Featured on For-Example.com
– Featured on UncommonTendancy.com

Mark
Jack Samels 2018