Watercolors allow me to express how I see, feel, and embrace the world around me.
I hope you enjoy my paintings as much as I enjoyed creating them.
Prior to breaking into the art world with his 2020 solo show America Disrupted at the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York, Jay Samit was known primarily as an internationally best-selling author and technologist who is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on disruption and innovation. Described by Wired magazine as “having the coolest job in the industry” and “guru for the entire industry” by Variety, Samit raises hundreds of millions of dollars for startups, advises Fortune 500 firms, transforms entire industries, revamps government institutions, and for three decades continues to be at the forefront of global trends. His books Disrupt You! Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation (MacMillan 2015) and Future Proofing You Twelve Truths for Creating Opportunity, Maximizing Wealth and Controlling Your Destiny in an Uncertain World (Wiley 2021) have between them been published in over a dozen languages around the world. Having spent a career creating innovative technologies to bring art, music, and video to billions on the Internet, Samit’s art is heavily influenced by the impact disruption has on humans and our institutions. Samit’s newest paintings can be found on Instagram @jaysamit
Jay Samit is represented in the United States by the Richard Taittinger Gallery in New York and James Bacchi Contemporary in Palm Springs.
Pop Culture is no longer a mass media shared experience, but rather an all too alienating private interaction manipulated by powerful technology designed to dominate how we live, love, work, and think. Artificial Intelligence influences who we date, what we consume, watch, and believe. This collection of essays and over 140 watercolor paintings by Jay Samit reinterprets the familiar imagery of the Pop Art movement from half a century ago as a reflection of what our lives have become (and what we have lost along the way).