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Sam Mathers

Artist | Auckland

"My work is a visual diary of my travels around the world and day to day normal life experiences."

Sam Mathers grew up in Raglan and now lives in Auckland and works as a full time artist.

While living in London Sam worked for Sotheby’s moving fine art. This job influenced Sam a great deal, as he was constantly handling works by great artists. After returning to New Zealand Sam held his first solo exhibition in Raglan. He went on to hold a second, solo exhibition at Mobile Art Gallery in Auckland. Commissions followed for Saatchi & Saatchi and later for The Media Design School in Auckland. This led to another commissioned mural in San Diego in 2012 for New School of Architecture and Design (NSAD).

Sam is a hoarder of images, objects, consumer brands, everyday objects and creatures that inhabit his world. All these come together in a kind of symbiosis of connectedness. What draws us into his works is that we share much of his world. A kind of familiarity is felt. His influences come from the graphic nature of much of the commercial world together with the organic goodness of the rural scenes through which he travels to beaches where he surfs. His paintings are mostly two-dimensional in their laying out, but with closer inspecttion, many layers reveal themselves... building up of paint, scratching back, drawing, swathes of wet paint and intricate details, combine to beguiling effect.

Artists that have influenced him are Picasso, Cy Twombly, Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.

Since then Sam has exhibited in numerous group art shows throughout New Zealand and his art is now sought after by serious art collectors internationally.

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  • Not another banana skin

    Not another banana skin

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • Coming Into Dock

    Coming Into Dock

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • Far Too Many Bananas

    Far Too Many Bananas

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • Heavy Rain From The West

    Heavy Rain From The West

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • Good Luck

    Good Luck

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • Leave Your Banana Skins At Home

    Leave Your Banana Skins At Home

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • Mayday Banana Skin

    Mayday Banana Skin

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • No Bananas On My Boat

    No Bananas On My Boat

    Sam Mathers
    $550.00
  • A Farmers Life

    A Farmers Life

    Sam Mathers
    $1,300.00
  • NZ-Summer Tropical Sometimes

    NZ-Summer Tropical Sometimes

    Sam Mathers
    $1,300.00
  • Three boats

    Three boats

    Sam Mathers
    $1,300.00
  • Leave your banana skins at home

    Leave your banana skins at home

    Sam Mathers
    $1,300.00
  • Bobbing granny smith

    Bobbing Granny Smith

    Sam Mathers
    $1,300.00
  • Coffee in the Morning, whole print including paper

    Coffee in the Morning

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • Captain Cook, whole print including paper

    Captain Cook

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • The Life, whole print including paper

    The Life

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • Gurgle Splatter

    Gurgle Splatter

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • London Town, whole print including Paper

    London Town

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • Toot Toot, whole print including paper

    Toot Toot

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • Gumboots

    Gumboots

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • Sleeping Lady

    The Sleeping Lady

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • City Life, whole print including paper

    City Life

    Sam Mathers
    $680.00
  • Good Dog, whole print including paper

    Good Dog

    Sam Mathers
    $695.00

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