Sam Regan Solo Show

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 “Painting is a lot like fishing. Stick your brush in the water and wait. Hope for something big (or at least funny looking…) Read the paper. Eat a sandwich. Think about painting. Call Baselitz (no answer.) Read “Hunger”. Crossword Puzzle. Whistle. Paint. Curse God. Go home.” Joe Bradley

Having studied in Brighton, Sam now lives and works in Torquay. His series ‘Torquay Paintings’ will be on display in Artizan’s Main Gallery for the first month of our 2017 Solo Series.

The exhibition will run from 9th – 29th January with an opening view on Thursday 12th January.

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About the Work

This body of work continues to be an embodiment of my place in time and where I find myself in this particular moment.

My paintings are a series of non-representational spaces and objects that echo a familiar environment but are not easy to pin down. They are created through fortuitous events caused by rupture and displacement of the surface, but are controlled by the decisive shapes, forms and brush marks I apply.

I want to evoke the physical presence in the painting, the engagement and freedom I have with the paint and the intuitive and visceral marking of the surface. It is through the act of painting itself and the time spent with the paintings that I uncover their subjects.

These paintings subjects derive from notions of the everyday, split second chances and the brief little moments we have the pleasure of existing within."

 

Exhibit at Artizan in 2017 

We're now taking bookings to fill the whole of the 2017 calendar and would particularly like to hear from artists interested in exhibiting in the first quarter. Sam Regan will be joining us in the Artizan Main Gallery for January, but with the relative newness of Torbay Gallery and our Rear Gallery, these spaces are still available to hire for January. Please get in touch for more information.

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