Available Works

In The Studio

Biography

Sam Creasey (b. 1993, UK) is a British painter whose works explore the act of making as a purgative and introspective act. As an artist situated within an abrasive and bustling metropolis like London, Sam utilises his art practise to make sense of the pace and complexities of the physical environment and the more technological networked spaces that make up the urban landscape. The relationship between human emotion and architecture and the required sociological considerations of urban planning influences the narratives portrayed in his paintings. These narratives often consist of construction, gentrification advertising, rapid change and a sense of alienation. Urbanist Richard Sennett proposed that ‘Places’ are static and can be thought of as environments that we dwell in. ‘Spaces’ on the other hand are to be moved through. Working as a multi drop supermarket delivery driver, Sam often sees the city space in motion, from the road and with the mode of labour in mind. Like a fly on the wall, this job offers a snapshot into the lives and localities of various others far and wide around the city. Thinking about this employed labour like performance or research as opposed to duty is key to the way Sam works. Using a kind of psychogeography within his painting practise and employment helps to unlock what isn’t always on the surface of the city fabric - the underbelly. With this in mind, Sam is for his paintings to portray municipal life in the present as surreal, jaded and jagged like the steel concrete and glass that forms its parts. Sam lives and works in London, UK.

Education

MA, Royal College of Art, 2018-2020

BA, University of Brighton, 2013-2016

Diploma, UCA Rochester, 2012-2013

Press

2018, Interview with Sam Creasey, Friend Of The Artist

Exhibitions

2019, Work in Progress, The Royal College of Art, London, UK (Group)
2019, Cream Athens: Presents Whipped, The Coningsby Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, Layers Online: Creative Community, 12-18 Hoxton Street, London, UK (Group)
2019, Future Archive, Dyson Gallery, London, UK (Group)
2019, Get More Stuff, The Function Suite, London, UK (Group)
2018, Millennial Fever, The Take Courage Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2018, Millennial Fever II, SE9 Container Gallery, London, UK (Solo)
2018, To Hope, MT Art, London, UK (Group)
2018, The Secret Boys Club Open House, Surrey Quays, London, UK (Group)
2017, Thicker Than Blood, The Flying Dutchman, London, UK (Group)
2017, Modern Panic VIII, Apiary Studios, London, UK (Group)
2016, Fluid, Corridor Gallery, Brighton, UK (Solo)
2016, Brighton University Degree Show, Grand Parade Brighton, UK (Group)
2015, Parade Presents - Art Prize, London Newcastle Project Space, UK (Group)
2014, Death by Gallery, Kollektiv Gallery, Brighton, UK (Group)