Ricky Lee Gordon (Freddy Sam)

Ricky is a self-taught artist born in Johannesburg in 1984 and now working and living in Cape Town, South Africa. He is well known for his large-scale murals that can be seen in cities all over the world, from Cape Town to Istanbul and Kathmandu, he paints under the pseudonym Freddy Sam. His artwork focus on bringing to light relevant social issues, exploring the nature of man in present society, in history and in nature. His achievements in public art have made it on CNN, Mail & Guardian’s ‘200 young people in SA who make a difference’ and National Geographic’s list of ‘11 street art greats’ alongside the likes of Banksy and JR. In recent years Ricky has started to focus in doors in studio with Oil as a chosen medium. This process has become the antithesis of his street work as it allows for a more meditative environment to create.

Freddy Sam