Although I have often used paint, since moving to France in 2002 I have increasingly focused on making installation, site-specific installation, constructed art work, photography and printmaking. I am influenced by abstraction but like to collect objects I have found or been given, searching out simple everyday materials which I seek to transform or fashion into a new form. I am interested in the unexpected directions the actual handling of a material or found object can provoke. There seems to be a clear link that lies between all living things and as the very smallest changes can lead to very much larger ones then our ability to control our lives and future is clearly limited. This I see as a liberating idea in which creativity is obviously essential in order to move forward and as I make art works my ambition is that I will be surprised by what unfolds before my eyes. Photography has become an important part of making images for me, initially becoming a necessity in recording fragile and site-specific art work, but now fully part of my exhibitions. As a printmaker I am making many more of my own prints and editions but in the past I have worked on projects for UK and international artists through 107 Workshop (Jack Shirreff) and in Paris with Michael Woolworth and this has a profound influence on my work practise.
|Activities||Workshops, Art therapy, Community arts, Participatory projects, Public art, Private commissions|
|Tags||sam lee, installation, sculpture, printmaker, maker, painter, photography, fine art, contemporary art, 107 workshop|
News & Events
NAPA Summer Show
29/08/2015 – 11/09/2015
The Crypt gallery, St Ives
National Acrylic painters Association summer exhibition at the Crypt Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall. small paintings, mixed show.
New Blood Art
03/05/2015 – 31/12/2015
link to site
Funny Ha Ha
15/04/2015 – 31/10/2015
Burghley House sculpture Gardens
In 2015 things will take a comical turn in the Sculpture Garden with Funny Ha Ha: a sculptural exploration of the funny, surreal, strange and magical.
New representation for the Benelux area
Yael Reicher is now my representative for Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. http://www.alpha-cd.be/
New representation online at New Blood Art
02/02/2015 – 08/08/2015
Alpha consulting & design. Hoveniersstraat 50/6 2018 Antwerpen
An exhibition of recent prints by Sam Lee in association with Alpha consulting and design, Antwerp, Belgium. The pieces are mostly proofs, unique one-offs and small editioned versions.
Anemones (Ocean Bloom) at Burghley House
The Installation is now on exhibition in the Ice House at Burghley sculpture garden, Lincolnshire near Stamford from 15 April to the 31 October 2015. This is for the exhibition Funny Ha Ha.