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Sam Falls

American, b. 1984

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Sam Falls

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American, b. 1984

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Known for combining photography, painting, and sculpture, Sam Falls explores the intersection of color, digital imagery, and natural processes. His painted photographic prints raise questions about perception and how we relate to various media. Mellon, Bartlett Pears (2011), for instance, asks whether an enlarged, two-dimensional photograph of a pear (fruit is one of Falls’ favored subjects), or an imprint made from the fruit itself, “is a more honest representation of a pear?” To produce the image, Falls photographed an arrangement of fruit with a large-format camera, Photoshopped the image, and then stamped the print with paint-covered pears (imprinting the pear’s cross-section as well as its side). “My images are not only investigating the medium’s potential as an art form, but also continue exploring photography’s capacity for representation and challenging its veracity,” Falls explains.

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Biography

Known for combining photography, painting, and sculpture, Sam Falls explores the intersection of color, digital imagery, and natural processes. His painted photographic prints raise questions about perception and how we relate to various media. Mellon, Bartlett Pears (2011), for instance, asks whether an enlarged, two-dimensional photograph of a pear (fruit is one of Falls’ favored subjects), or an imprint made from the fruit itself, “is a more honest representation of a pear?” To produce the image, Falls photographed an arrangement of fruit with a large-format camera, Photoshopped the image, and then stamped the print with paint-covered pears (imprinting the pear’s cross-section as well as its side). “My images are not only investigating the medium’s potential as an art form, but also continue exploring photography’s capacity for representation and challenging its veracity,” Falls explains.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Hammer Museum
Group
Group show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 1 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Biennale of Sydney
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Three Things You Should Know About Sam Falls
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Three Things You Should Know About Sam Falls
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