Samuel Webster is a freelance artist working in multiple mediums. He was born in Sydney, Australia in the mid 80s and has spent the last few years living and working in Tuscany, Italy.
Samuel was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of online arts journal, Mood of Monk, and now has multiple projects under his belt including two books of poetry (PROTOGENOS and Silencing the Dictator), collaboration with world-renowned choreographer Rafael Bonachela (2 One Another, Frame of Mind, Ocho, ab[intra]), and various other independent projects, including his exhibition Ofelia Voleva Soltanto Nuotare raising awareness of domestic violence against women. He is also a collaborator with the Italian National Archive of Diaries, and the arts co-working space CasermArcheologica. In the past few years, his collaborations have been seen by thousands around the world, and his photography has been repeatedly commissioned, shooting in Rome, Florence, Venice, Massa-Carrara, Milan, Cinque Terra, the Amalfi Coast, Paris, London, Barcelona, San Francisco and New York.
I met Samuel first through the poetry of his writing before I met him personally, but there was an immediate recognition of a remarkable spirit… I am in awe of the way in which he can capture the physical art of dance, the aural art of music and grasp inner meaning which he effortlessly translates into words. It is such a gift.Rafael Bonachela
Photo by Kirsten Alana
Forget the tortured artist. Webster is a profound talent, but clearly optimistic and happyKylie Flavell
Pieve Santo Stefano, in the last while, has an authentic cat amongst the pigeons, a character from outside who ended up in this small place, to make a kind of ripple effect…Michele Foni
Having already collaborated with one of Australia’s pre-eminent Artist Directors at such an early stage in his career, Webster has a bright future ahead.Zac Bayly
Haunting and powerful in its intimacy, [Ofelia voleva soltanto nuotare] holds a mirror to the ills of a society failing to stand up for the safety and rights of all women, and a voyeuristic media hungry to blame the victim.Mitch Ziems
[Protogenos] is a unique concept which typifies why Webster is so successful at what he does.Monique Cowper