Sam Mathers

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It’s a journey back to the memory of a place and time, to the iconic, the familiar and the quirky.

Bio

I grew up in Raglan and now live in Auckland and work as a full time artist. I have been exhibiting work since 2004. While living in London I worked for Sotheby’s moving fine art. This job influenced me a great deal, as I was constantly handling works by the greatest Artists to ever live. After returning to New Zealand I held my first solo exhibition in Raglan. I then went on to hold a second, solo exhibition at Mobile Art Gallery in Auckland. After that, I became commissioned by Saatchi & Saatchi to paint a mural in their Parnell office’s. I went on to paint a mural for The Media Design School in Auckland. This led to another commissioned mural in San Diego in 2012 for New School of Architecture and Design (NSAD). Since then I have exhibited in numerous group art shows throughout New Zealand. My art is now sought after by serious Art collectors in New Zealand and international collectors. I continue with my exhibitions in New Zealand and work on personal and commercial commissioned Art works in New Zealand and around the world.

Creator Statement

My work is a visual diary of my travels around the world and day to day normal life experiences. They document the iconic and instantly recognizable as well as the odd and interesting. I’m fascinated by the back story – the cultural history behind the well-known images, along with scientific rules and the mechanics of how things work. I explore these ideas within a graphic sensibility and play with scale, depth, text, current and old media, languages, currencies and slang to create a multilayer of meaning – the opportunity for each viewer to find and connect with something different. I deliberately create scratches, paint drips and weather-beaten marks to add character and a natural look, while using an unnatural colour palette. I enjoy the immediacy of acrylic paint, the effects of oil sticks, bold and complimentary colours and the fun of seeing where a drawn line will take me. It’s a journey back to the memory of a place and time, to the iconic, the familiar and the quirky.

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      LONDON TOWN – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm

      Fine Art Print

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      COFFEE IN THE MORNING – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm

      Fine Art Print

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      CITY LIFE – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm –

      Fine Art Print

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      CAPTAIN COOK – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm

      Fine Art Print

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      THE SLEEPING LADY – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm

      Fine Art Print

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      GUMBOOTS – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm

      Fine Art Print

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      THE LIFE – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm –

      Fine Art Print

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      TOOT TOOT – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Unframed – Edition of 40

      63cm x 63cm

      Fine Art Print

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      GOOD DOG – Unframed Print

      $670.00

      Fine Art Print

      Edition of 40

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      NEVER BRING BANANAS ON YOUR BOAT – NOT EVEN A BANANA SKIN

      $1,840.00

      Limited eddition print of 10

      760mm x 760mm

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      M00000 – NZ MILK

      $2,700.00

      Mixed Media On Italian Cotton Rag Paper

      700mm x 500mm – paper size

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      SEA THINGS

      $4,000.00

      Mixed Media On Board

      1145mm x 820mm

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      HITTING ROUGH SEAS

      $4,000.00

      Mixed Media On Board

      1220mm x 830mm

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      NEVER BRING BANANAS ON YOUR BOAT

      $6,000.00

      Mixed Media and Resin On Board

      1200mm x 1200mm

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      BOBBING GRANNY SMITH

      $6,000.00

      Mixed Media and Resin On Board

      1200mm x 1200mm

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      Never Bring Bananas On Your Boat – Especially A Bunch Of Bananas

      $5,500.00

      Especially A bunch of Banana’s

      Acrylic, Oil and Graphite On Board

      1223mm x 1192mm

      This original is sold.
      However we do organise commissions.
      If you are interested in a commission work please email sam@colours.co

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      BULL SKULL ON ORANGE PEELS

      $1,400.00

      Mixed Media On Board 61 x 61cm

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      Never Bring Bananas On Your Boat

      $6,000.00

      Acrylic, Oil, Graphite And Resin On Board
      1225mm x 1220mm
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      ROYALTY

      $3,500.00

      Mixed Media On Board 1100mm x 980mm

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      Never Bring Bananas On Your Boat – Not Even A Banana Skin

      $5,500.00

      SOLD!
      Acrylic, Oil and Graphite On Board
      1172mm x 1123mm
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      BULL SKULL MARBLE

      $1,200.00

      Mixed Media On Board
      61 x 61cm

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      MEXICAN CHILLI HOT

      $4,500.00

      Mixed Media On Board
      1100mm x 980mm

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      GOOD DOG – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Limited edition -1/40
      760mm x 560mm

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      THE LIFE – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      GUMBOOTS – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      THE SLEEPING LADY – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      CAPTAIN COOK – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      CITY LIFE – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      COFFEE IN THE MORNING – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      LONDON TOWN – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      TOOT TOOT – Framed Print

      $910.00

      Framed 74 x 75cm – Fine Art Print – Edition of 40

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      Bull Skull

      $1,200.00

      Mixed Media On Board 61 x 61cm