Sam Lock

1973, lives and works in Lancing, UK 

 

All of his works are an exploration, a journey between and through layers, a build-up of moments in time and intuitions followed. My practice investigates the interplay of space and gesture, the relativity between thoughts and actions.

 

Sam Lock says about his work: 'Perhaps my work is characterised most interestingly as behaviour, exploring a process of making that reminds the viewer of visual interpretations while focussing on the act of looking and connecting. Each work is a Situation – a set of positions, bearings and directions that influences the ways in which we look or interpret.  Underneath what is being said, something else is being said – a language of undercurrents to be felt and sensed rather than read, based on intrigues and whispers.  These hooks slow down the way we look at paintings, extending the experience of perception, until looking becomes a different connection.  We become conscious of our perception as a construct that we create or turn to.' 

 


Sam Lock, Without a star, 2018, mixed media on canvas, 150 x 120 cm 

Sam Lock, To be continued, 2019, oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm

Sam Lock, Meeting point, 2019 40 x 53 cm, Mixed media on a book cover

Sam Lock, Land of clouds, 2018, aluminium sheet, 45 x 60 x 120 cm  

Sam Lock, From the hollow, 2018, aluminium sheet, 40 x 60 x 30 cm 

Sam Lock, The Room, 2018, oil on canvas, 150 x 135 cm (each) 

Sam Lock, At the fading, 2018, mixed media on a book cover, 50 x 60 cm

Sam Lock, Sees the air, 2018, oil on canvas, 120 x 120 cm 

Sam Lock, The worlds tide, 2017, ink wash, charcoal, conte crayon and acrylic on paper, 140 x 100 cm 

Sam Lock, Split the light, 2017, ink wash, charcoal, conte crayon and acrylic on paper, 140 x 100 cm 

 

SOLO

2018 Unremembered, twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL 

2018 Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

2017 Presence, twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL 

2017 Wimbledon Fine Art, London, UK

2016 Liminal space, twelve twelve gallery, The Hague, NL

2016 Wimbledon Fine Art, London, UK

2016 Discoveries, Temporary Gallery, Hove, UK

2014 Bluemoon Gallery, Turnbride wells, UK

2013 Trace Element, Studio 226 Chelsea Design Centre, London, UK

2013 Xavier Gallery, Brighton, UK

 

EXHIBITIONS (selection) 

2018 Juxtaposition, Galerie Biesenbach, Colongne, DE

2018 The Little Picture Show, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hants, UK

2017 Connection, &Gallery, Edingburgh, UK

2017 The Winter Collection, Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hants, UK

2017 Inaugural Exhibition, Chartlotte, North Carolina, USA

2015 Drawn, RWA, Bristol, UK

2013 32 Paintings, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton, UK