Chrome Pretzel
Handmade Collage
2017-2018



The ehavior 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 a few works for clarity of the compositions. These visual experiments fuel my curiosity of mathematics and all the poetic moments offered by invisible forces around us.



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!


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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
- Interview and Feature. WePresent. August 2018.
– 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