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The relationship between viewing and understand a painting as opposed to a photographic image, and in recent years a screen based image, is central to Sam’s practise. Painting is valued by the artist as a remedial activity and medium for reforming cold digital detritus into a new unique object. In a technical age where a carbon copy object can be 3D printed and photographic images over saturate our daily stimuli, reforming formless, screen based detritus within the language of painting breathes the life into Sam’s figurative paintings.

Utilising a collaging process, Sam uses the internet to mine for source material. Intriguing images from politics, the media, the environment and technology are shifted and juxtaposed in Photoshop with often disparate elements to create a new subverted narrative. The often-illusive figures in the works are placed in a semi-fictional world on the brink and at a power balance with the technology we have created.

Sam positions himself as the man in this man/machine paradigm; relying on touch, gesture and the physicality of the painted mark to imprint the meaning in the works. His images evoke to the viewer a sense of uncertainty and dystopia in the information age and to himself a sense of humanity through the painted process. A human feeling often lost in internet ocean or the robots in our pockets.

 

Education:

2012 - 2013: Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. UCA Rochester

2013 - 2016: BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting. University of Brighton  

2018 - 2020: MA Painting. Royal College of Art 

I am a resident artist with MTArt. Click to see my MTArtist page

Exhibitions:

2014: Kollektiv Gallery - "Death by Gallery" group exhibition. Brighton

2015: Parade Presents - "Art Prize" group exhibition. July. London newcastle project space. Shoreditch. London 

2015: Flux: Solo show. September. Brighton Square. Brighton

2016: Fluid: Solo show. January. Corridor Gallery. Brighton

2016: Brighton University Degreee show. Grand Parade Brighton

2017: Thicker Than Blood, The Flying Dutchman, Peckham. London

2017: Modern Panic VIII, Apiary Studios, BethnaL Green. London

2018: Millennial Fever: Solo show. The Take Courage Gallery, New Cross. London

2018: Millennial Fever II: Solo show. SE9 Container Gallery. Eltham. London

2018: To Hope: Group exhibition. MT Art. Euston Station. London

Publications: 

Elipsis Journal: "Issue 01: A" 2014 

Kollektiv Gallery: Picture Interview: 2014

Friend Of The Artist magazine volume 6. Feature and interview 2018