Sam Lock

Born in 1973 in London, Sam Lock works and lives in Brighton on the south coast of England. Lock earned his MA in Fine Art and MA in Art History from Edinburgh University in 1997, graduating with honours. During his training, he won a scholarship to stay in Rome, and investigate the relationship between history, archaeology and painting.  All 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 this 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. They whisper suggestions. Each work is a mystery and a contradiction that is at once solid and substantial yet elusive.

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.

After 15 years working in Education, Lock is now focused full-time on his own painting and is represented by prestigious galleries in London and the UK.  He is preparing for 3 solo shows this year both in the UK and also The Hague, Netherlands.  He has recently exhibited work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the RWA Bristol and the Mall Galleries near Buckingham Palace.

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Whispers the Deep

24x24

You Are Silver

48x48

By The River Falling

40x40

The Waves Open

31.5x24

The Surface Floats

12x12

The Sky It Breathes

16x16

The Shade Whispers

16x16

The Clouds Go High

12x12

Relic

12x12

Sheltering Outside

31.5x24

Pass the Storms

31.5x24

Our Shadows are Blue

40x40

Harmony Must Rest

12x12

Even in Sleep

16x16

Closed In Dreams

24x24

A Sunray Without

48x48