The Export Collection - Sam Peacock
Artist: Sam Peacock
Title: For Export Only
Materials: Gold Leaf, Oil, Coffee, Sugar, Lead filings, Parafin wax.
Medium: Mild steel sheet
Edition: Original Artwork
Sam Peackock: ‘Being a landscape painter based in London led me to think that there was more to my practice than just producing work in a traditional method, there seemed to be opportunity to let the work morph more, each piece of material used having a link to where I work. I use Steel, plaster and concrete as its everywhere you look in most contemporary cities, The coffee and sugar I use is rooted in previous exhibitions in Italy.’
Sam’s work uses oil paints on steel sheets that he mixes with a myriad of different materials and burns away layer by layer.
The Export collection
Off the beaten track and along a winding road. Broken walls and overgrown brambles, a glint of the city shimmers in the distance, the chalk lined path leading to a once famed place. Gold is the visual representation of the wandering soul. That captured moment in time, the line which moves through the work, the colours which collide, the gold awakening blazing the glimmer of the sun.
Because of the reflective nature of the metal sheet, colourways vary depending on lighting.
Learn more about Sam here.