Chuck Samuels

Chuck Samuels works from photography, showing internationally since the 1980's. Among others, his pieces can be found in the collection of the Maison européenne de la photographie in Paris and at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography in Ottawa. Featuring bodies and playing with close-ups, the images of Chuck Samuels's photos draw from various domains such as cinema, psychoanalysis, art history and queer culture. Often troubling, Samuel's photos compose profound scenes that are rich in meaning, building on the formal characteristics of the medium by his use of black and white, off-screens or image distortion.

In 1996, Chuck Samuels presented a solo traveling exhibition during the 11th edition of Les Cent jours d'art contemporain de Montréal, under the name of Before the Camera/Devant l'objectif. At that time, he presented a series of photos in which he used himself as a model. In fact these were real reconstitutions of twelve photos of nude females taken by well-known photographers that became parodies criticizing the role of the model, male or female, as seen by the photographer.

In January 2010, Dazibao in Montréal proposes an exhibition of Chuck Samuels’ recent works.

Chuck Samuels
After Krims
from the series "The Photographer", 2015
45,1 x 37,6 cm
2 000 $ Framed.