Sam Dargan’s work primarily deals with the disenfranchised. His characters are often isolated, outsiders, dealing with the situations and events they find themselves in with varying levels of success. The backdrops are hostile, lonely, often bleak, usually scarred with political graffiti, creating an environment ill at ease with itself.
Sam Dargan graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2002; he was nominated for the 2009 John Moores Painting Prize and in 2006 won The 16th Mostyn Prize. His work has been exhibited regularly throughout the UK and beyond and is in important international collections.