Adlane Samet, born in Algeria in 1989, is an expressionist painter based in France. Samet completed his education in Algers, the capital of Algeria, where he also studied at the School of Fine Arts. Samet defines himself as a painter of instinctive moments. His work shows affinities with the movement of free Expressionism and Art Brut movements. Structured by an incisive, sometimes sensitive but at other times aggressive stroke, Adlane paints in acrylics but makes room for the purity of the medium with its transparency and bright colour variations.
He has borrowed heavily from children’s composition and graphic gesture to develop a new visual language, which breaks off with the codes of academic realism. The artist succinctly confesses, “I paint moods.” These moods, or manifestations of e-motions (energy in motion), are evident in the undulation of both colour and movement vibrancy in his work. Each piece is a meditation, a transgression of programmed thought, instead Samet’s work transmutes familiar and popular concepts into a portrayal of the infinitely possible, producing a subjectivity of ethereal quality. Samet’s work typifies what it means to be an artist – the creator of something entirely new and idiosyncratic; the completely imagined.
The artist enigmatically states, “I knocked on the door of my consciousness, the breath had taken everything with it leaving the void and only part of my unconscious…is someone there? I glanced at my brain and then at my mind – I couldn’t find anyone.” Such a contemplative undertone to his work serves to instantly change perspective of it from the fanciful, albeit aesthetically pleasing, to something far greater; emblematic of ancient wisdom and the mystical.
Amongst his achievements, Samet was awarded a Diploma of Artistic Higher Studies (DESA) in painting. He has shown work throughout France, including Galerie Norty, and featured in various promotional media outlets. Projects throughout 2022 include Salon international d’art contemporain in Paris, Toulouse and Nantes, and the international contemporain Art Fair in Luxemberg and Gand.
2021, Exhibition at Art3f Luxembourg, Marseille – gallery Norty
2019, Exhibition at Art3f Marseille – gallery Norty
2019, Exhibition Madrid at the Art Madrid fair with – gallery Norty.
2018, Exhibition at the international contemporary art fair, Canne, France.
2018, Group exhibition at the Seen Art gallery, Algeria.
2018, Exhibition at the Jopephine Clavel gallery, London.
2017, Exhibition at Art3f Paris – gallery Norty.
2017, Exhibition Arfordable ART FAIR Amsterdam, Bruxelle, Stockholms – gallery Norty.
2016-2017 Exhibition in Madrid at the Art Madrid fair with – gallery Norty.
2016, Teacher of painting and drawing – Contemporary space of El Achour.
2016, Personal exhibition in Algiers – gallery ESPACO.
2015-2014, Exhibition in Strasbourg ART FAIR (ST ART) and Arffensible ART FAIR Amsterdam with – gallery Norty.
2014, Exhibition at the Carousel du Louvre with – gallery Norty.
2013, Personal exhibition Oran, French institute.
2013, Participation in the meeting of art schools in Mostaghanem – Bol d’Art.
2012, Participation in the tribute of the painter M’hamed Issiakhem
Awards and Achievements
2nd Prize – Competition for young talents at the College of Fine Arts.
1st Prize – Workshop – Meeting of art schools and young talents in Mostaganem, 2013.
2nd Prize – National award contest of the young painters, Societe Generale Algeria , 2014.
1st Prize – Ali Maachi, 2014 (1st prize of Algerian painting)
2016-2018 Master in Plastic art and Artistic management – at the University of the art of Valenciennes.
2009-2014 Graduate and major of promotion – at the Higher School of Fine Arts of Algiers.