SAMBRE, ‘Tribal History’, 2014, Catherine Ahnell Gallery

About SAMBRE

Combining artisan craft with the culture of street art, SAMBRE transforms derelict urban spaces into works of art. SAMBRE was raised in the French countryside by carpenters and moved to Paris as an adult where he was inspired by the city’s street art. The artist creates site-specific wood sculptures from the relics of abandoned buildings and public spaces, transforming waste into reliefs and collages that heighten our awareness of industrial materials and the spaces that structure urban life. “The question of the place of an individual in society is something I really care about,” SAMBRE has said. “Nowadays, humans have become an urban animal. We’re getting closer to the machine and the machine is getting closer to us.”

French, b. 1984, Ardeche, France

Solo Shows on Artsy

2014
THE BOX Solo Exhibition by SAMBRE, Catherine Ahnell Gallery, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2017
art<3000, Catherine Ahnell Gallery, New York
2015
TAKE TWO group show, Catherine Ahnell Gallery, New York