Samantha Bryan

Sam’s practice is text-based which has evolved from a fascination for collecting ‘Letraset’ sheets of a typeface. Sam uses text to prompt questions or deliver messages that are positive and empowering. Sam’s work is underpinned by social and political issues. Using words and phrases out of context, Sam encourages them to take on new meanings, a common technique often used by the mass media. Experimenting with colour and texture, Sam’s approach utilises paint, collage, letterpress, and screen printing to communicate text and engage the viewer.
Sam’s current work is based on articles and online conversations about

the board game ‘Monopoly’. Sam enjoys working with people and has demonstrated this by being the course student rep for the year. In the future, Sam hopes to develop a participatory practice, within her local community. Sam is continuing her studies in September on UWE's multi-disciplinary printmaking MA.

I can crush you

A text based piece using an article from a national newspaper: the quote is taken from an article about playing the game Monopoly. I felt it related to the story on toxic work places.

Is it all just luck .

A2 letterpress on acrylic background. Inspired by a quote about playing the board game Monopoly.

Fortune’s Always Hiding

A4 two colour riso, inspired by Monopoly and a love for a certain football team. That feeling when luck is just out of reach.