MAY 2014


Released from the shackles of reality, the abstract artist is free to roam the halls of the imagination and choose a visual language that is independent of identifiable references and more at home in color, form and line-based compositions. Artist Sam Friedman invites us into his fantastical landscapes filled with loosely assembled yet vibrant flora and tropical sunsets and compels us, the viewer, to sit back, relax and take it all in. 

"This latest series of paintings brings together all of Sam's obsessive gradient language of line work to a new level. The paintings are soothing yet chaotic in the best way"  - KAWS

For more information or to receive a catalog of available works, please contact

Sam Friedman (b. 1984, Oneonta, New York) moves between representational and abstract depictions with seeming ease and spontaneity.  He has produced paintings for the greater part of his life that explore primarily the formal concerns of paint, tools and surfaces as they relate to the scale of the human body; while occasionally touching down to get blessed, tainted - or both - by the non-linear narrative of life. Friedman’s paintings pilot a plane that takes us from the ethereal to the earthly, on a ride that is neither past or present, but rather timeless, accessible, and transformatively escapist. 

Sara Nickleson | Library Street Collective |