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Voxfire Gallery, /F 52 Gage Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

Name of the exhibition: “The Graffreaky Show” by Samee Sam

Bio of Samee Sam

Samee Sam is a graffiti artist and popping dancer from France. In 1999, when he was 17, he entered the hip hop dance world. Attracted by the Hip hop culture, he started graffiti in 2003. Member of the Parisian crews RJK and c99, he also became recently a Zulu Nation member. His style influenced by the old-timers, is more focused on wildstyle letters and shading effects. In 2010, he created Dôgarô (“gallery in movement” in Japanese) an innovative concept to make moving out the painting from its “motionless” space and to make it live by using new supports like jeans, jackets, etc. But at the same time, the user can also make the choice to use the piece as a fix painting. Leaving in HK since 2012 where he works in Marketing for a French company, he joined many battles there, did some live graffiti performances and created a Zulu Nation chapter in Hong Kong.

  • 2005: Liveperformance -Telethon, Paris
  • 2006: ACA wall-Paris
  • 2010: Dôgarô exhibition – Oh La La bar, Paris
  • 2013: Live performance – “You Hip Hop”,Hong Kong
  • 2013: Live performance – XXX gallery, Hong Kong
  • 2014: Live performance – “Urban Arts labs”at PMQ, Hong Kong

Artist statement / Description of its concept

Hey Hong Kong, what time is it?! It’s time to eat some fresh graffiti food from France, and the cook goes by the name of Samee Sam!

Come to discover his graffiti’s vision with « The Graffreaky Show », his 1st solo exhibition in HK.

Inspirited by the old-school Parisian scene and focused on letters and backgrounds, his artwork is the result of a nice combination of acrylic, paint throwing, spray and Posca use.

No rules, No barriers… To escape from the classical rails, the 15 canvas that will be exhibit are all about different themes, are not connected, and painted with different styles.

To keep the energy of the graffiti in his paintings, all of them were painted in the street, in Mongkok.

So take a break, smile and see you at Voxfire gallery to meet this freaky minded artist!

Vernissage: Thursday, 10th of July 2014 from 7pm to 10pm (Free admission - Music by DJ X large)

Exhibition period: July 10th2014 (Thursday) to July 12th 2014 (Saturday), 12:00-18:00

Venue: Voxfire gallery, 1/F 52 Gage Street (entrance on Aberdeen Street) – MTR: Central exit D2 or Sheung Wan exit E2

About the artist - Samee Sam | Artist Statement