Sam Harris

Sam Harris is a conceptual artist who uncovers the mythic-ritualistic origins underlying popular cultural motifs. London features prominently in his practice with projects recalling forgotten preachers, rediscovering the London Stone, and mudlarking on the Thames foreshore. Pulling on a wider human history of self fashioning, the Portraits series upends the self portrait. The artist himself commissioned self portraits by painters in painting factories in China, returning their gaze onto themselves.