SAM LOCK

EMOTIVE ABSTRACTS

Sam's paintings on canvas grow and change. They are an organic build-up of layers, previous images and tones that are then broken back into, torn away, covered up and pushed back. They are deeply meditative and calming. In contrast, his works on paper are instinctive, energetic and unforgiving.  One series feeds the other; both are equally powerful. 

 

 Each work is the result of a sequence of intuitive actions; an immediacy that captures the physicality of the moment. A mark put down, a footprint left, the tracks and avenues of Sam's thoughts and their circuits. As a consequence they speak of the history of the time spent on making them, and this is where each works finds its tone of voice; an afternoon of quiet contemplation, a melancholy morning, maybe a burst of end-of-day energy.

"These are part-formed, partial mind-scapes that are part-imagined.  Spaces where I have been, left something behind and found something else."  SL 

Sam trained at Edinburgh University and Art College, graduating with an MA Fine Art Painting and MA History of Art in 1997.  He is represented by select galleries in Europe and the USA and his work continues to gain notoriety worldwide.

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STUDIO

Whenever I visit Sam in his studio I come away with real satisfaction in my soul. There are dribbles and splashes on all surfaces; remnants and loss leaders. There are paintings and blank canvases ordered by size and level of completion. Big sheets of paper pinned to walls while their new surfaces are considered.  A big bucket of brushes in soak, his favourite with a split handle and worn bristles which give the most interesting of marks.

Whenever I visit Sam in his studio I come away with real satisfaction in my soul. There are dribbles and splashes on all surfaces; remnants and loss leaders. There are paintings and blank canvases ordered by size and level of completion. Big sheets of paper pinned to walls while their new surfaces are considered.  A big bucket of brushes in soak, his favourite with a split handle and worn bristles which give the most interesting of marks.

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