Sam Winston – Text as Art

Art & Design

I came across the work of Sam Winston, a British artist, and am in love with it. So poetic, visual, labor intensive. His work is currently on show in the Courtauld Institute of Art in
London. The institutions that have collected his work read like a laundry list of the best of the best – Getty Research Institute, Victoria & Albert Museum, Tate Gallery, Museum of Modern Art, New York, Glasgow School of Art, The British Library, London, UK…. and the list goes on.

My favorite pieces are – “Made Up True Story”


(above: page 2, below: page 6)


And “Romeo & Juliet” a piece in which the artist painstakingly divided lines of Passion from lines of Rage. he sites these in addition to Indifference as being the three concurrent themes of Shakespeare’s tale of “two young “star-cross’d lovers” whose deaths ultimately unite their feuding families.

(below “Passion” – left; and “Rage” – right)


Below – Check out the awesome sculpture – can’t figure out what is going on there, but it is really quite striking as an object.


Check out other works “Dictionary Story(below: detail)


Beautiful (and surprisingly quite reasonably priced too).

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