Sam Hutchinson (he/him, b. 1993, Sunderland) works with visual arts, specifically photography and photographic sculpture, alongside appropriation, installation, and publishing. Thematically, his work is focused on exploring the politics of images, specifically truth, and the representation of reality through the aesthetics of capitalism in their most banal forms - stock photography, corporate design, public advertising etc. By creating a fictional, surreal present of a post-industrial cityscape, tropes of class, culture, authority, and learned beliefs are re-contextualised- the evolution of these forms of cultural identity examined as they have developed and evolved in definition since the start of the Millenium.
CV & Education
He is alumni from Leeds Arts University (2014) and School of the Damned (2017), has worked with Forth, Cheap Cheap, Wet Dove Tail, Serf Studios and Project Space, The Tetley, Open Eye Gallery, HYPERTEXT/Bound Bookfair, HOPP Projects, and The Royal Standard.
His work has been featured in magazines and websites such as Frieze, Mousse, Elephant, Forme Journal, Self Publish Be Happy, Paper Journal, Intern, and recent publications include 'Uninvited Guest' (2023), 'Amazon is Burning' (2022), 'Watching a Supermodel Sleep on a Plane (2022) Bronze Age Editions, London, 'Primal Sight' (2021) Gnomic Book, New York, 'S.P.A.M. Spreads (2020) published by BALTIC Gateshead, 'HopeHope', and 'You Are My life' (2020, self published)- two books made alongside working with SkatePal in Palestine, MARX CCTV GRAVE (2020, self published), Quarantine Zine (2020) published by Catalogue Library, and 'Two Thousand and Nineteen *84' (2019, self published, with support from The Tetley, and University of Leeds).
He is currently living and working in Leeds for Village Books, and as a freelance artist and designer, and is a co-founder/director for SCREW Gallery.