Samuel E Vázquez

Samuel E Vázquez


Samuel E Vázquez is a visual artist working primarily in found materials and mixed media. Vázquez was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1970 and raised in New York City in the 1980s. His inspiration is rooted in the New York City subway style writing movement of the 1970s and 80s along with the works of Ed Clark, Jackson Pollock, and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Vázquez was appointed a Scholar In Residence at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) Arts and Humanities Institute

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My studio practice investigates human interaction and humanity’s resilience to rise above social constructs. Through the use of diverse materials these investigations reveal the inner strength, found in underserved communities, to thrive in the midst of chaos.

Through a rigorous process of applying layers of paint, markings, and ephemera ranging from discarded books, magazines, plastics, posters, and street advertising, my work evokes the effects of systematic neglect thrust upon our supposedly insignificant urban communities.

In painting, I pursue abstract methods to create emotional engagement in order to provoke socially and culturally rich dialogue.


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  1. I have a painting of a PR artist with the name of Vazquez, over 60 yrs old, and would like to know if Samuek’s father could have painted it. A country scene in Puerto Rico. And would appreciate if you could ask him to contact me on that. Thank you.


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