Sam Lock, Presence; Twelve twelve gallery, The Hague

Sam Lock (1973) shows works on paper in Twelve twelve gallery.

For a painter who works in structures and layers, using water based media, charcoal, chalk etc on paper is a special challenge.

Every movement of the hand and the mind can be traced, which some may describe as ‘more spontaneous’.

But, as Lock shows, there is nothing more or less spontaneous in working on paper.

Lock’s way of working may remind you of Michelangelo’s idea that the shape of a sculpture only needed to be liberated from the marble.

Lock gives you the idea that the concept of the drawing  was already there in the paper, it just needed to be liberated, while in fact you see a co-operation between mind and material.

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©Villa Next Door 2017

Content of the photographs courtesy to Sam Lock and Twelve twelve gallery, Den Haag


Bertus Pieters


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