“The alchemy of the painting process transforms time spent into a physical and tangible history that can be read as colour, texture, shape, structure; a visual poetry.”
Each painting is an exploration, a journey between and through layers, a build-up of moments in time and intuitions followed. They are incomplete, like memories half recalled, stories with no fixed ending, open-ended. They whisper suggestions, hints, intrigues….. each piece a mystery to be solved, a contradiction that is at once solid and substantial yet elusive, fleeting.
Sam Lock trained at Edinburgh University and Art College, graduating with an MA Fine Art Painting and MA History of Art in 1997 and has shown at the RA Summer Show.