Adlane Samet, born in Algeria in 1989, is an expressionist painter based in France. Samet studied at the School of Fine Arts in Algeria and 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 from the structure 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 in his work. Each piece is a meditation. A transgression of programmed thought. Rather, Samet’s work transmutes familiar and popular concepts into a portrayal of the infinitely possible, producing subjectivity of an 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, to something  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.


2023 Solo Show “We Are Clowns” OTI Offical, Los Angelas, CA
2022 Solo Show ‘’New World’’ Bangkok, Thailand – Over the Influence Gallery
2022 Group exhibition Miami, USA – Pen Project Gallery
2022 Gallerie Zberro, Paris, France
2022 Exhibition at Open Bach Paris, France. Open Bach organization
2021 Exhibition at Art3f Luxembourg– 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.



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