Lot 256 - Sam Creasey - Burnt Out VI
Oil on Paper
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Sam Creasey is a British artist specialising in painting. Originally from the south east of England, he now lives and works in London. His practise researches the complex dialectic between the urban fabric's natural spaces and its more technologically networked spaces. The relationship between human emotion, architecture and the sociological considerations of urban planning influence the narratives portrayed. These narratives often consist of construction, gentrification, hyper capitalism, rapid change and a sense of alienation. Sam uses his employed life on the road in delivery logistics as an influence bank and as a psychogeographical adventure into the lives and localities of various microcosms of city life. Often observing in motion, notions of journey and transition inspire the works to take on temporal narratives that look for surviving idiosyncratic relics amongst an increasingly homogenised London. The uncannily representational paintings often appear jaded and jagged in texture like the steel, concrete and glass that give the metropolis its physical form. Sam completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in 2020, has exhibited internationally and has recently contributed to numerous publications specialising in urban sociology and art.
Royal College of Art 18-20 MA Painting
University of Brighton 13-16 BA Fine Art Painting
(2021) Museum of Museums - ‘In Crystalized Time’ - Group Show – Seattle WA
(2021) Filet - ‘Show title tbc’ - two person show with Damon Owen - London, UK
No 20 Arts - ‘Wintergreen Boxwood’ - Group Show – London, UK
Fold Gallery - ‘50/50’ - Group Show – London, UK
The Royal College of Art - ‘Show 2020’ - Online Degree Show. - London, UK
Unit 1 Gallery Workshop - ‘Final, Not Over: Open Fields’ - Group Show – London, UK
Josh Lilley Gallery - ‘Beacons’ - Online Group show – London, UK
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (London Bridge space) - ‘RCA x Slade’ - Group Show – London, UK
Saatchi Gallery - ‘London Grads Now’ - Group Show London, UK
2018: Glyndebourne Tour art competition winner:’For Love nor Money’ (2017) featured on the cover of the annual opera tour magazine.
The Royal College of Art Collection: ‘Night Shift’ (2019) - Oil on canvas - 150cm x 100cm. Acquired in 2019.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
A selection of works from an ongoing series of turbine paintings and drawings. They aim to serve as a metonym for a dilemma of hope and disappointment more broadly in life. Made during the fractious times of covid, progression can feel out of reach. Gears feel stuck in neutral. The works feel to me to be about breaking the so called 'wall' like that which a long distance runner faces.
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