Canadian artist Sam “Sammo” Shuter gives classic menswear a visual punch and colorful twist that we flat-out love.
Her vivid and creative take on suits, ties, jackets, and the other staples of a well-dressed man’s wardrobe are brought to life in bold colors and strong, purposeful brush strokes. The clever riff of mixing high style with a contemporary color block design creates something both modern and stylistically transcendent (that would be art-speak for, “We’ll always like it, even in 20 years”).
It’s very now, but Sammo’s style also seems to reference the ’60s Factory aesthetic to some degree. She’s having fun with the formality of menswear, perhaps hinting at the secret peacockery of the man inside the sharp suit.
Whatever the inspiration or influence, we just plain like it. The image above, The Introduction: #8, would look darn sharp on OTC’s office wall.
Visit Sammo’s website and learn more.