Sam Hewitt paints frozen moments in a crowd in which the subtle exchanges of information between people can be examined. He then projects his own assumptions onto these exchanges and titles the works accordingly. This nudges them into representations of his internal workings as well as those of the urban populace. Almost as if there is no distinction.
GALLERY OF WORK
"Anamchara" oil on linen, 124x96cm
The title refers to the Gaelic notion of a soul friend.
The Fortune Teller :
"The Fortune Teller" mixed media on linen, 104x76cm
The title refers to the non-linear experience of time afforded by artistic practice.
Gardener Street :
"Discomfort" oil on linen, 124x96cm. One of three works made in response to the Fort Process sound art festival in Newhaven.
"Infraculture" oil on canvas, 150x100cm
The title refers to the plumbing and cables behind the walls of our behaviour.
The Father Wound :
"The Father Wound" oil on linen, 104x76cm
The title refers to the intergenerational trauma encoded into the myths and actions of fathering.
"Elderhood", oil on canvas, 60×60
The title refers to the process of becoming an Elder.
"Baggage" oil on linen, 76x54cm
"Withdrawal" mixed media on linen, 124x96cm