Juxtapoz 15th Anniversary Art Auction: Sam Flores

Juxtapoz // Monday, 14 Dec 2009
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When New Mexico transplant and burgeoning young artist Sam Flores first hit the San Francisco art scene, it’s doubtful anyone could have predicted his trajectory. Flash forward 15 years and the world can’t help but take note of the successful career Flores has established. –Lainya Magana

 

Lainya Magana: What are examples of the balance you seek in your life?

 

Sam Flores: Doing exactly what needs to be done instead of the wrong thing, and the fight or struggle that comes with that. I don’t really have this huge struggle with myself that’s very apparent. Everyone has demons and their little dark things; I call them dragons. That’s why you see a lot of dragons in my designs and paintings; they represent people’s habits or their urges. But I don’t have this huge monster that I fight all the time; although, we all have something.

 

Excerpt from Juxtapoz #95, December 2008

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