Abi Joy Samuel (born 1993) is a non-binary expressionist figurative artist. Working in a multitude of layers, rubbing back and working over, Abi goes on a spiritual journey to understand the temporary nature of our existence, whilst their mediums of choice (charcoal and pastel on paper), symbolise fragility and acceptance.
Abi’s aesthetic captures both the dark and the sublime, strongly influenced by their experience working as the creative assistant for McQ Alexander McQueen. After completing their studies at Central Saint Martins and a degree in Fashion Design from the University of Westminster, they had their first solo show where their work was picked up by an art critic from The New York Times. In 2019, they were awarded the Lexus Prize at the Hampstead Art Fair and more recently awarded 1st prize at Inch Arts Gallery in Manchester. They are now represented internationally and are a part of the Arthouse Art Collective-a group of leading contemporary creatives.
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