Samantha Y. Huang was born in 1985, in Changhua, Taiwan. She began studying business upon graduation from high school, but decided working in an office was not for her and quit after one semester. She subsequently moved to Vancouver, Canada where she studied English and began to take an interest in the Arts.
Samantha was on the move again, this time relocating to London in 2008 to study Foundation and Design 2008/2009 at London College of Communication where she discovered an ability to transfer books into something new.
Samantha takes inspiration from her experience of growing up surrounded by blueprints and drawings from her father's construction and engineering business. Samantha is fascinated by lines, forms, shapes and texture. She likes to encourage her audience to experience her art via different senses rather than visual.
Mediums are often portrayed as a silent voice, yet they are part of the essential roles in all creative forms. In art, mediums hold a strong relationship with artists’ sense of touch as it is created. During the process of creating, the most intimate moment between an artist and his or her art medium is revealed through touch. However, often this relationship between the artist and the artwork cannot be passed along to the audience and most of the time people can only
experience art in silence.
In my art practice, I use mediums that have a strong relationship with people’s creative art productions: books, crayons, coloured pencils, paper, and acrylic paint. This is intended to portray the awareness of mediums as themselves through a sense of touch and lead the audience to reconsider the relationship among mediums, creators, and audience. The art pieces are as accessible for touching as the mediums being experienced initially by the artist.
I believe that the messages of mediums /ideas/concept cannot be received fully by sense of sight alone. Many hidden characteristics can only be unfolded by other human senses. I would like to invite my audience to explore the experience and interact with my artwork by using sense of touch. The experience of art provides more feelings and understandings when it has a multi-sensory approach.