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Anno Domini presents...

SAM3 (Granada, Spain), solo exhibition

June 2009, Valencia, Spain

Sam3 (Elche, Spain - b. 1980) is known for creating massive scale silhouettes in urban spaces. He refers to his dramatic black and white works as “shadows.” The absence of defining details in his paintings allows for him to not only work quickly, but also makes the message more accessible. His seemingly simple style is dense with profundity; the work is a reflection of the human condition as viewed through the experience of his global travels.

Sam started drawing and painting at an early age. His first drawing classes were from a monk at the monastery near his home. When he was 13 he was fascinated with the graffiti culture in his small town and stole spraypaint from local shopkeepers (he was caught by police the first time he went out to write his moniker “BREAK.”) The following years were spent trading photos and zines with other graffiti artists through the mail.

After graduating with a fine arts degree from a Granada university, he worked as waiter, a roadie, an illustrator in Barcelona, and then in animation in Madrid for a year before he “slammed the door on alienation” and abandoned the path of a corporate future. In 2006, Sam made a vow to dedicate his life to his art and has since created murals in 24 cities in 13 countries from Palestine to Brazil leaving metaphorical images that are to be deciphered and “owned” by the community.

Exsitu Insitu is Sam3’s debut solo exhibition inside a gallery. The artwork for this exhibition has been made entirely on site at Anno Domini in the days and nights prior to his September 4th opening.

Opening Reception: First Friday, September 4, 2009
8pm til late, free and open to the public
Music by John

Exhibit on view thru October 17, 2009 A.D.

Currently on View in galleryONE

Anno Domini presents...

Walking in the White
solo exhibition, PJOTA (São José do rio Preto, Brazil, b. 1988)



Exhibit on view thru September 19, 2009 A.D.

In addition to the monthly South FIRST FRIDAYS artwalk...

Anno Domini presents STREET MRKT, an indie DIY urban fair. STREET MRKT is free and open to the public. Don't miss this one, it's the last of the season!


7:30 pm Corpus Callosum (San Jose)
8:45 pm Ferocious Few (San Francisco)
10:00 pm LINKS (Los Angeles)


Barefoot Coffee Roasting, Lacey Bryant, Keith Bunnell, Charcoal Addict, John Cloud, Cecilia Deck, Dave Dexter, Dive!, Divine Orchid Clothing, Don Bon (Donny Foley), Michael Foley, Jim Dandy’s, KFJC, John Littleboy, Makeshift Collective/Force 129, Trina Merry, James Moore, Pepe Nunez, Pellet, Al Preciado, Linda Ritter, Kurtis Rykovich, SJFixed, Slave Labor Graphics, Noura Tawfik and beverages by St. Claire Newsstand

FIRST FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2009 from 7pm-11:00 pm
STREET MRKT takes place outside Anno Domini gallery on South First Street
between San Carlos & San Salvador Streets

Visit for complete artists/performance listings and schedule.

Join us for South FIRST FRIDAYS, on September 4th, 2009.
All art venues are free and open to the public.

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Shuttle between the galleries with the complimentary South FIRST FRIDAYS Rickshaw Service courtesy of Eco City Cycles!

South FIRST FRIDAYS & STREET MRKT are produced by Two Fish Design with additional support from
San Jose Downtown Association and San Jose Redevelopment Agency.

Anno Domini // the second coming of Art & Design
366 So. First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

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