Sam Lock

January 26, 2018 3:22 pm Published by

SAM LOCK | 5th – 23rd February 2018

We are delighted to welcome the second solo exhibition by Sam Lock at Cadogan Contemporary.

The Brighton-based artist, who has been going from strength to strength over the last year and has exhibited around the world, offers a new collection of visceral and powerful paintings.

Lock’s paintings grow and change an organic build-up of layers and previous images and tones that are broken back into, torn away, covered up, pushed back, revealing the archaeology of the past. It gives the work an elusive feeling, where the colours drop in and out of themselves. As a consequence, his work revolves around time; the time it takes to make them, histories and memories, traces of another time and place. This is where work finds its tone of voice, a contemplative space, maybe melancholy, or calm, the poetry of yesterday.

“For me Painting is a daily practice, necessary for my mind to spark and within which I am tangled up. It is my heartbeat and preoccupation and as a consequence a continuous cycle of making that feeds back into itself, the by-product of how my time is spent, the energy of the studio space and my creative existence.”

Click here to view the full exhibition catalogue.


‘The sun turns’, mixed media on canvas, 47.2″ x 47.2″

‘A dream that vanished’, mixed media on paper, 55.1″ x 39.4″

‘Drifts the space’, mixed media on canvas, 47.2″ x 47.2″

‘The sea you hear’, mixed media on canvas, 11.8″ x 11.8″

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