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Samantha Wilson

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Degree: MFA Art and Humanities
University: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Graduation Year: 2015

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The communication between viewer and artwork, or self and other, are vast in the case of Samantha Wilson’s work. Our attention is immediately caught in the punctuating forms that loom over us with an engaging presence. Large scale figures and bodily forms rendered in charcoal and ink stare out in uncompromising and stark confrontation. Wilson chooses pastel shades and ominous pinks against the shadowy, smoky contrast of charcoal to draw beautiful yet provocative reflections of individual characters. The often withdrawn expressions and vacant faces lend a mysterious and somewhat isolated mask to each figure, begging questions of identity and the societal discord of otherness. Each figure is cloaked in darkened shapes contrasted against softened edges, which lure unsettling feelings. This, in turn, exposes the diverse interpretations and arousing subjectivity obtainable through each piece.

Artist Statement

My work contemplates the human spirit. Inspired by philosophy, anthropology and spirituality; it asks the question; what does it feel like to be human, alone and together? I desire to create a visual language that explores the visible and invisible spaces in the shadows of human experience and relationships. In this view, ambiguity often plays a role in the formation of works. My intention is to use drawing to explore relationships in both the physical and ephemeral realms amidst our modern-day society. The work is influenced by current political problems including societal conflicts, relational disconnection in everyday life and key figures that play a role in affecting these issues. My long-term ambition is to create a dialogue in art that conveys us as a collective public, offering visceral and contextual knowledge on how we can maintain togetherness, amidst separateness in modern times.

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2017, Klein Artist Works scholarship
2016, Nominee Scottish Variety Award for Best new Scottish artist
2015, The Fife Decorative and fine Arts Society Award
2015, The W.Gordon.Smith Painting Competition runner up prize
2015, The Duncan of Jordanstone Postgraduate award for best academic performance
2015, RSA John Kinross Scholarship to Florence
2015, Friends of the RSA award
2015, The Alexander Monroe Travel Award, best work for an artist under 30
2015, The William Sangster Phillip's academic scholarship and bursary
2014, The James Guthrie Memorial Art Prize
2014, The Hermione Hammond runner up drawing prize
2010, The Benni Esposito Drawing Award

Original works:

Kim Jong-Un

By Samantha Wilson

£1100

Dennis Maina

By Samantha Wilson

£385

Brainfreeze

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Eggshell

By Samantha Wilson

£350

The Kiss

By Samantha Wilson

£525

Atman

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Beyond the Tide

By Samantha Wilson

£575

Wearing Masks

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Devine Devotion

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Clueless

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Free for All

By Samantha Wilson

£1300

Pulling Strings

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Sliding Doors

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Untitled

By Samantha Wilson

£325

Monica

By Samantha Wilson

£1100

Young Rush

By Samantha Wilson

£980

Christiana Figueres

By Samantha Wilson

£525

Angela Merkel

By Samantha Wilson

£625

Pure Origin

By Samantha Wilson

£725

Jaha Dukureh

By Samantha Wilson

£625

Sunita Narain

By Samantha Wilson

£625

Pink Trash

By Samantha Wilson

£880

Pink Shift

By Samantha Wilson

£980

Princess Leia

By Samantha Wilson

£175

Golden Kippah

By Samantha Wilson

£175

Go Softly

By Samantha Wilson

£175

Serena and the Monkey

By Samantha Wilson

£980

Mass in Isolation

By Samantha Wilson

£2000

Calling on Togetherness

By Samantha Wilson

£1800

Lovers in All Circumstance

By Samantha Wilson

£980

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Dressing Up

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The Awaited

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Untitled

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Mermaid (2014)

By Samantha Wilson

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The Invisibles no 10

By Samantha Wilson

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The Invisibles no 9

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The Invisibles no 3

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The Invisibles no 1

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The Invisibles no 2

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Boy Blues

By Samantha Wilson

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Dissolve into Me

By Samantha Wilson

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Wee Willie Winkies Hat

By Samantha Wilson

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Copper Crystals

By Samantha Wilson

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Robo Palm

By Samantha Wilson

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Personal Holding

By Samantha Wilson

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Hanging Dreams Out to Dry

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Florentina

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Bridging Lacunas

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Lilac Facades

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Golden Wrap

By Samantha Wilson

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Early Conditioning

By Samantha Wilson

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