Lock paints viscerally. Using blowtorches and electric sanders as well as the brush, he ages and wears his canvasses down, making them seem all the more natural. At its core, his work conveys the passage of time; colours, movement and characters that are half-recalled, uncertain.
Lock earned his MA in Fine Art and MA in Art History from Edinburgh University in 1997, graduating with honours.
July Exhibition1 - 31 Jul 2020Our July Exhibition continues our celebration of Cadogan Contemporary's 40th Anniversary year. This exhibition features work by artists we started representing in the past decade and whose work empitomises the gallery's taste for bold abstract painting. Elise Ansel had her first solo exhibition with Cadogan Contemporaryin 2013, Sam Lock in...
Sam Lock trained at Edinburgh University and Art College, graduating with an MA Fine Art Painting and MA History of Art in 1997. Whilst at college he won a scholarship award to travel to Rome to explore his interest in the relationship between history, archaeology and the processes of painting, a preoccupation that has fired his work and continues to underpin his practice.
Originally from London, he lived in Canada, trained at Edinburgh and now lives by the coast in Brighton. He has been a member of the Red Herring Studios in West Hove for just over 2 years.
MA Honours Degree in Fine Arts University of Edinburgh 1997
1997 Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
1999 Undercurrents, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton
2002 Chichester Open Art Exhibitons
2003 Art at Amberley Museum
2003 O2, London
2004 London Artists Book Fair, ICA, London
2004 Xavier Gallery, Brighton
2005 ConTemporary Gallery, Brighton
2005 Art @ The Claremont, Brighton
2005 Art @ The Oriental, Brighton
2005 Art @ The Brightonwave, Brighton
2007 Liberty Gallery, Kent
2008 Affordable Art Fair, London
2009 Cambridge Art Fair
2009 Affordable Art Fair, London
2009 Edinburgh Art Fair
2009 Northern Art Show
2010 "Trace Element" Solo Show, Studio 226 Chelsea Design Centre
2011 Spring Show, Bircham Gallery
2011 Blue Monkey Open Studios, Eastbourne
2011 Affordable Art Fair, Bristol
2012 Naked Eye Gallery
2012 Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries
2013 Spring Show, Bircham Gallery
2013 32 Paintings, Phoenix Gallery
2014 Bluemoon Gallery, Tunbridge Wells
2014 Columbia Road Gallery, London
2015 Drawn, RWA Bristol
2015 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
2015 SeeArtfair (Gallery Gunn)
2015 Solo Show, Wimbledon Fine Art
2015 Cadogan Contemporary
2015 Chicago Artsource
2016 Art at Home, Gallery 8, London
2017 A Summer Celebration of Contemporary British Art and Scandinavian Design, Hampshire
2017 Christmas Exhibition at the barn, Hampshire
2018 One hundred works under £2,000, Hampshire
2019 Cadogan Contemporary, London
Interview | Sam Lock: Now/here at Cadogan ContemporaryEric Block, The London Magazine, September 6, 2019
How holding his nerve paid off for redundant Hove teacherSamuel Brooke, The Argus, September 1, 2019
Largest solo presentation to date of British artist Sam Lock | INTERVIEWAnnie Carpenter, Medium, August 6, 2019
Announcing : Cadogan Contemporary Launching A New Exhibition Space to in Rural Hampshire in 2021Exhibition: Sam Lock, Tempo, 23rd March - 9th April 2021 December 16, 2020As part of the activity that marks 40 years of Cadogan Contemporary, our London-based gallery will open a second exhibition space in April 2021. Located...