Sam Flores is an American visual artist, illustrator, and muralist, primarily creating urban- and graffiti-inspired modern art. He has worked with various mediums, including acrylics, pen and ink, and sculpture. Much of his early work focused on developing designs for skateboarding and clothing companies. He has displayed in the United States, Canada, Singapore, Japan and throughout Europe.
Flores’ work is whimsical, yet fuses realistic styles and elements with animated characters and objects. His subjects resemble children coming of age, shedding naivety as they embark on their paths in the “real world.” There is an obvious sense of adventure and curiosity among Sam’s subjects that, over the years, have become well traveled, both geographically and culturally. And wherever they go, animals tend to follow.
Konecki is self-taught and constantly experimenting. He is known for completing large scale aerosol murals, fine artwork including paintings and miniature sculptures, as well as various public and private site specific installations. Konecki’s work is explorative of social consciousness, generally irreverent, and focused on subjects that are both serious and absurd. His use of found and ‘repurposed’ objects in his work advocates the reassessment of typical ideals of function and beauty. Elements of nature often collide with harsh urban landscapes and elements of street art and graffiti, symbolizing the ongoing struggle between the harmonious coexistence of these two competing monumental forces.
WHERE’D THE WILD THINGS GO: Sam Flores Solo Show
HEAD ON SWIVEL: Christopher Konecki Solo Show
Opening: Friday May 4, 2018 from 5pm to Late
Featuring DJ No Fare + Drink Specials All Night
Curated by Micah LeBrun.
111 Minna Gallery
111 Minna St.
San Francisco, CA 94105