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“Kiss! Keep it simple, stupid.”
Originally a crew of nine artists, Sam Crew established themselves in the 2000s as an energetic and innovative voice in the city’s urban art scene. Sam Crew have always been known for their ability to move on, producing work in a constant state of discovery and experimentation, all the time looking for new and different modes of expression.
This saw them transition into more illustrative and graphic-based styles and various mediums and surfaces that dovetailed with the burgeoning urban-art-movement. After many of the original members left to pursue different creative paths, Sam Crew is represented by the sole surviving member, John Reaktor. Regardless; Reaktor upholds the crew’s fiercely independent and inquisitive stance and continues to make work that is an absurdist mirror of the fussy, self-centred world around him.
Sam Crew`s work is a fantastic mirror of the overdressed world around him, with hidden messages of the strange habits of society. His style is based in fine lines, fantastic creatures which are always telling a story. The pasteup was pasted near the Moritzhof. The work shows two loving skeletons in a fish can, love until death, love arises life, trapped, but the way to happiness is free.