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GUCCI, I-D MAGAZINE, 2022

Produced a painting and accompanying 60 second WIP video for Gucci's socials (Amassing over 18 million views, and rising). 
Also featured on both i-D socials and the Gucci e-commerce site.

AXEL ARIGATO, PARIS FASHION WEEK 2023

Completed a live painting in the Paris Axel Arigato store during a panel talk to commemorate Paris Fashion Week, with accompanying TikTok. Painting was then sold via the Mission Statement Magazine website

POTT'D, 2023

Commissioned to produce a sculpture based upon my back-catalogue of work; documented the process with content purposed for TikTok and Instagram.

BRUSHWRK, 2023

Commissioned to a painting to be sold and subsidised via the BRUSHWRK app, with accompanying TikTok & Instagram reel.

TIKTOK, 2021- PRESENT

Regularly producing video content (With monetisation potential), focusing on demystifying the process of painting and highlighting technique. Currently with 15,700 followers (And rising), with around 1.5 million independent views

BRIXTON BREWERY, 2023

Sponsorship of solo show, 'To Act, To Be'

MAGAZINE COVERAGE

THE FACE MAGAZINE, 2023, TJ SIDHU

'Emerging artist Sam Wootton will be swinging open the doors of South London's ForeverGood this Thursday for his first solo show, presenting surreal, well-dressed portraits that tap into tech, AI and the weird corners of the internet. It's only on for a few days, so pull yourself out of bed and get down. Wootton's one to watch.'

HECTOR CAMPBELL, 2023

Included in 'Recommended openings this week' for the W/C 4th September.

MISSION STATEMENT MAG, 2023, LEONIE BELL

'During the event (For Paris Fashion Week) we had a live art performance from London based artist Sam Wootton, who painted a beautiful piece amidst all the chaos. He let us know the piece is part of a larger body of work centred around building your identity while caring for your inner child.'

TIRADE WORLD MAG, 2022, SOPHIE EMMETT

'Sam Wootton is a bold, articulate and skilled painter, finishing an English literature degree at Kings college , he has since worked as a model, radio presenter, in journalism and as a stylist, the world is quite literally this young Artist’s oyster. From 2018, his paintings have been creating quite the stir among the London Art scene and on Tik Tok , where he’s got quite the following.'

MISSION STATEMENT MAG, 2022, KAYCIA AINSWORTH

'Sam Wootton's space resembled an ornamental magpie's nest. The 'nest' contained shoes, the ash of incense, scrunched up tubes of paint, books, radios, plants, all laid on the floor beneath his artwork, acting as an educational collage, a crime scene style investigation into Sam's mind and inspiration, presented for his audience's consumption..."I'm an advocate for creating a gallery space that you would move through with the same ease with which you'd move through your own home or a party"...'I feel very comfortable here'.

SOFT PUNK MAG, 2021, JACOB BARNES

'Despite being well-established in London's fashion circles, artist Sam Wootton is much more than a pretty face. Having now established an almost cult-like following for his distinctive, realist paintings, Wootton has moved from the ranks of model to bonafide artist in a matter of months, making him someone to both watch for the future and enjoy in the present.

When I was given the opportunity to sit down for drinks with Sam, I had to take it – ever-articulate and thoughtful about his own work, I knew I had plenty of thoughts, but wanted to hear it from the horse's mouth, so to speak.'

FLASH ART INTERNATIONAL, 2021, J.P BARNES

'Take, for example, the meteoric growth of London-based artist Sam Wootton on the platform (TikTok). The recent graduate has amassed more than 72,900 likes on his videos detailing his painting process from his bedroom, while still yet to accrue much by way of an exhibition history. Wootton is by all counts a bona fide artist, or certainly as much as any other graduate beginning to find their way, but one must ask if this is simply akin to the influencer-artist hybrid which is so easily discarded above, or something altogether different. Despite Wootton’s model good looks and dulcet narration, the focus of the content remains the production of a piece, not simply that of his art-adjacent life, more glamor than gouache.'

CONTACT CREATIVES, 2021, CORY EDWARDS

'Art exists in the smallest, most informal spaces. Art is often on our phone. Art can be very little, or integrated into accessible design. It can be a doormat, or the opening animation to an app.My work's built upon this premise. I love inspiring people to think about my work, but never aim to be difficult for the sake of it. I aim to find beauty in so much that's often disregarded as vapid. One of my friends recently described my work as ‘deifying, without making the subject gods’, and I think I like that as a summation.'

FIZZY MAG, 2020, TENAI PALOMINO

'After graduating from King’s College London and beginning to work with Dover Street Market, Sam Wootton continues to showcase his insanely unique creative flair through a series of alluring works. As a model and radio presenter for JuiceBox Radio, with experience in styling and journalism, the London-based creative exhibits his boundless talents throughout multiple avenues, cementing himself as one to watch. Infusing both classical and contemporary features into his work, the proficient painter is storming the art world with an authenticity impossible to ignore. Who you know comin’ like this?' 

THE CLOTHING LOUNGE, 2019, CAIT BALL

'Sam Wootton is an incredible young artist whose work consists of an interesting fusion of contemporary and classical elements. Last year he debuted his work in his first public exhibition, ’Art and (H) Aktivism,’ in central London. This year he has been focusing on developing his skills as an artist, as well as becoming involved in the HIM + HIS project which endeavors to aim attention at issues regarding men's mental health.'

DAZED BEAUTY, 2018, AMELIA ABRAHAM

'We talked to the creator of HIM + HIS, a new book that encourages men to talk about depression, anxiety and other mental health problems.Named HIM + HIS, it’s a compilation of responses, by people of all genders, to the topic of why boys and men aren’t encouraged to express themselves, and it asks its contributors to do so however they please.'

BLESSED MAG, 2018, GEORGE DAVIES

'Sam Wootton is an artist, model and radio presenter based in London who currently works with Dover Street Market. His bold and captivating oil paintings showcase his amazing talent. His work has received recognition from actors such as Michael Ward to musicians such as Lancey Fouxx. We, at Blessed, love his work and are excited to see what he does next.'

SHOWS (& SHOWN WORKS)

'REFRACTIONS, BEYOND WHAT MEETS THE 'I'', DUO SHOW, PACHEANNE ANDERSON GALLERY & ADVISORY, KOOP PROJECTS, BRIGHTON, NOVEMBER 2023

Works exhibited:
12 works spanning latter half of 2023

'TO ACT, TO BE', SOLO SHOW, FOREVERGOOD GALLERY, LONDON BRIDGE, SEPTEMBER 2023

Works exhibited:
20 works spanning breadth of oeuvre

PARIS FASHION WEEK, 'MSM X AXEL ARIGATO: OUR WORLDS COLLIDE', PARIS, JANUARY 2023

Works exhibited:
'New Hair, Oil on Canvas

LONDON FASHION WEEK, 'REUBEN SELBY: THE WILL TO FORM', COPELAND GALLERY, PECKHAM, FEBRUARY 2022

Works exhibited:
'Djenaba and Tess, Nymphs of the Waterfall', Oil on Canvas
'Benny, Scribe of Tomes', Oil on Canvas
'Willow, New Youth', Oil on Canvas
'Infinite Seats at the Table' Oil on Canvas
'Samuel Ross' Spectres of the Walls', Oil on Canvas

'THIS IS A GROUP SHOW', LIQUID GOLD STUDIOS,  HOLBORN, CENTRAL LONDON

Works exhibited: 
'Graham, Left-Right Stepper'

'SCRATCHING THE SURFACE AT THE FACTORY PROJECT, PACHEANNE ANDERSON GALLERY & ADVISORY', DURING FRIEZE WEEK, NEWHAM, OCTOBER 2021

Works exhibited: 
'Infinite Seats at the Table', Oil on Canvas
'Goya Gumbani, the Great', Oil on Canvas
'Lance, Blood Sucker', Oil on Canvas

'Samuel Ross' Spectres of the Walls', Oil on Canvas

LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL, 'PERMANENT TEMPORARY', BERMONDSEY, NOVEMBER 2021

Works exhibited: 
'Archie, Oracle', Oil on Canvas

TATE MODERN, 'HIM & HIS', BOOK STOCKED IN TATE, 2019

Works shown: 'Icarus', Oil on board

SLACKER CITY, LAVA LA RUE CONCERT, MAP CAFE CAMDEN, DECEMBER 2019

Works exhibited: 'Untitled', Oil on canvas

UGLY DUCK, 'ART & (H)AKTIVISM', SOUTHWARK, JULY 2018

Works exhibited: 'Tyler, Flower Boy', Oil on board

'THE KITCHEN', UAL PROJECT, CROYDON, FEBRUARY 2020

Works exhibited: 'Michael, Oil on canvas

ARTISTS AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE, HACKNEY, MAY 2020

Works exhibited: 'Lance (Early Study)', Oil on canvas

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WRITING CREDITS
(ART REVIEWS, LECTURES and ARTS CONSULTANCY)

(PRINT) NEW WAVE MAGAZINE, 2021: 'SHAQUILLE AARON KEITH, AN ARTIST INTERVIEW'

'Rising from venture to venture, the creative spaces filled by the man before me have been, and continue to be, sparkling and brimming with energy. Many are familiar with at least one facet of his work- be it his styling, art, poetry, film, or all multicoloured areas in-between- Shaquille Keith appears to have dipped a toe or two in a kaleidoscopic pool of adjacent art forms. But standing well, and observing his own reflection, Shaq’s practise is always pulled from within. Shaq knows himself, and to know oneself so wholly is a rarity.'

WOLVERHAMPTON GRAMMAR SCHOOL, 2023: 'A TALK ON ACCESSING AND BUILDING A CAREER WITHIN THE ARTS'

Lecture given to Sixth-form students at WGS, chronicling career in the arts and providing insight into the machinations of the industry.

B5 EVENTS, 2021, BIRMINGHAM: 'A TALK ON THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN FASHION AND ART'

'I think I’m drawn to that which surrounds me. Without sounding corny, a youthful cultural maelstrom of fashion, music, art, movement and all grey, or multicoloured, area in-between informs my primary subject matter, often whether I like it or not. My portraiture obviously stands for a lot more, and embeds itself introspectively, but moretime art is constructed by those who view it. Most people who view my art are my closest tugs, the real ones. So I think it's often in gentle hands.'

VICE MEDIA, 2021, CONSULTANCY ON SOCIAL MEDIA ART DIREC TION

In-house consultancy informing Vice's social media outreach in the arts.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, 2021, CONSULTANCY ON YOUTH CULTURE AND ART

In-house consultancy dictating and informing the future of the Royal Opera House arts scheme.

MØRNING.FYI, 2023, CONSULTANCY ON YOUTH CULTURE, ART & TECH ENGAGEMENT

In-house consultancy informing on the changing ways in which Gen Z are engaging with social media, arts & news outlets.

NEW WAVE MAGAZINE, 2021: 'THE AESTHETIC RESURGENCE OF THE MALE VAMPIRE'

'The Vampire is counterculture embodied, knocking politely at our conservative politicians’ bedroom doors late at night, asking if they’d like to dance with their overworked demons. From an 18th Century plague across South-eastern Europe to a cape-wearing phantom suavely gliding across the surface of our mass imagination, Vampires have been sex-symbols since their late rebranding. Such anti-heroes have stalked cultures across the entire expanse of human history, but popular culture dictates that the ascension of a particular Vampire- the blood-sucking, overtly sexual male somnambulist- is accompanied by a particular set of punkish ideas.'

RADAR RADIO BLOG, 2018: 'BASQUIAT, BOOM FOR REAL, A SHOW REVIEW'

'Concerning the work itself, the exhibition serves only as an extensive contextual and referential guide, encouraging the curious art-critic to merely stand in the space before the vast canvases and observe, forging connections and chewing through the machinations of a young mind attempting to make various senses of the world. It is difficult to articulate the alluring qualities of Basquiat’s work beyond a pleasing and overwhelming aesthetic cohesion, but one lingering effect is widely observed: the work will leave a vivid imprint on the receptacle mind- similar to a bright, burning lens flare accidentally and unavoidably registered on a photo film.'

ROAR MAGAZINE, 2018: 'KEHINDE WILEY: IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS, A SHOW REVIEW'

'In the closing moments of a year wherein the topics of fixed borders and immigration have dominated the world stage, Kehinde Wiley presents a collection of artwork that is strikingly pertinent. In his second exhibition at the Richard Friedman gallery, Wiley expands his horizons. Departing from his trademark styles, large seascapes are presented alongside a short artist film, 'Narrenschiff'; both mediums chronicle the turbulent journeys of migrants and seafarers.'

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NOTABLE COMISSIONED WORK

'FOUR PISTOLS IN A BOTTLE FACTORY', by MAISIE WILLIAMS, for 'PISTOL', Miniseries on Hulu

'MILES, OR A CRANED WATER LILY IN A SHALLOW MUG', Oil Painting for HANNAH KHALIQUE BROWN, Acclaimed actress

'SAINTE,HEAVENLY THOUGHTS', Oil Painting for SAINTE, Acclaimed musician

'SAMWISE', Tattoo Design for ETTA BOND, Acclaimed musician

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