SAMOSA - 88
Mixed Media On Canvas 24x36
Samosa is a DJ from Louisville, Kentucky who started to painting during the 2020 pandemic as a means to cope with not being able to DJ. 1988 is not only the title of the show, it is the year Samosa was born. In her newest collection, the art reflects the urban culture of the year 1988.
Much of Samosa’s work is inspired by the late 1980’s street artist Jean- Michel- Basquiat. Her work often incorporates cryptic text such as “ring” & “lo@k”, as well as angel numbers, into the margins of her composition. The graphic patterns and bright color palettes are used to command the viewers attention, as a DJ would her audience.
Samosa uses a wide range of mediums, including acrylic, charcoal, pencil, paint markers, and oil pastels. Her process typically involves putting on music like jazz, Tyler the creator, or kaytranada and she channels what she hears onto the canvas. She paints stream of consciousness style, similar to her DJ-ing. The resulting work pulses with energy and personality.