filed under: art, artists, clay, design, mixed media
please enjoy these forward ceramic piecesÂ and interactive mixed mediaÂ installations by dynamic french designer sam baron. sam enjoys working in clay (although is not limited to it) because it’s a very human material that offers lots of creative possibilities and dimension.
sam studied at the ecole des beaux-arts in saint etienne, and later at the ecole nationale des arts dÃ©coratifs in paris. not simply an artist, he is also a freelance designer for companies like baccarat, debeersÂ and ligne roset. his objects can be found in the cooper hewitt museum and mudam collections.
sam is currently design director for fabrica, an experimental art collective which is funded by benetton and based in italy.Â the installations blur the line between the world of art and the world of commercialism, and encourage thought and discourse. they are showcased in their network of commercial and cultural spaces, located in bologna, montecatini, lisbon, hong kong and istanbul.
fabrica’s latest idea is you are here, a traveling art exhibition/retail shop featuring a selection of ceramics, stationery and bags, designed for an creative-minded audience. this show is currently at beyond the valleyÂ in london.
see sam’s blog for more photos and info, and be sure to contact him if you know of a shop or gallery in the us or canada that would be interested in the traveling shop!