Sam Lock  

1973, lives and works in Brighton


He studied art and art history at the University of Edinburgh. During his training, he won a scholarship to stay in Rome, and investigates the relationship between history, archaeology and painting. All of his works are an exploration, a journey between and through layers, a build-up of moments in time and intuitions followed. The alchemy of the painting process transforms time spent into a physical and tangible history that can be read as colour, texture, shape, structure. They are an invitation to become lost and tangled in their surface, to find something new each time you look and hold the gaze, to make a connection with the senses, paintings you feel. 

Sam Lock, Yellow the heaven, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm

Sam Lock, All stillnes yet, 2016, mixed media on canvas, 30 x 30 cm 

Sam Lock, In Need of an echo, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

Sam Lock, The Black Sea Runs, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm

Sam Lock, untitled (No 13), 2017, mixed media on a book cover, 30 x 21 cm

Sam Lock, The Season Breaks, 2017, ink wash, charcoal, conte crayon and pencil on paper, 140 x 100 cm 

Sam Lock, From Sun or Thunder, 2017, ink wash, charcoal, conte crayon and acrylic on paper, 140 x 100 cm 



2018 Cadogan Contemporary, London, UK

2017 Presence, twelve twelve gallery, The Hauge, 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