Samy San's sculptures are holders of a utopia that refers to the imaginary and to science fiction. The artist collects, keeps and amasses pieces to create new forms from old ones. He explores the world of childhood and consumption through playful figures.
Behind the colours of popular references, the artist plays with his influences with remarkable skill. From Matthew Barney to Anthony Gormley, he constantly draws on works that have marked his memory. They thus determine the choice of colours for one work, the name and form of another. The embodiment of his sculptures goes so far as to evoke figures from famous paintings, because his references are also mythological. They make each of his sculptures into complete and legendary characters.
His work reveals pieces encountered in our daily lives, taken out of their contexts, they are highlighted. By relying on techniques of appropriation and recovery, the artist extends the limits of the form ever further. Make no mistake, underneath these playful appearances, the meticulousness is pushed to the extreme. In Samy San's sculptures, if the diversion is creative, it is the obsession that hides in the details.