"Lock envisages each work as a battleground, his materials at war with one another. Techniques involving blowtorches, electric sanders, club hammers – and even spraying nitrate – achieve extraordinary effects. Through a repeated process of building and destruction, collisions between materials are to some extent orchestrated, but there is also a pervading element of chance and unpredictability, with paint colours changing hue under unplanned, chemical reactions."
Interview | Sam Lock: Now/here at Cadogan Contemporary
Eric Block, The London Magazine, September 6, 2019