Sam Peacock has worked professionally as a painter since graduating from Coventry University in 1998 with a BA in Fine arts. He grew up in Rugby where his love of the ever-changing landscape and the politics surrounding it began.
He’s worked on several collections over the years and has had solo shows in Berlin, Sydney and London with several more shows planned. Peacock undertaken a 6 month project during 2015 focusing on the effects of Hydraulic Fracturing within the UK and gave an artist’s response in the form of 52 separate images, each titled with a place name where planned fracking was to take place.
His latest project titled “Into the Abyss” is centred around the amount of C02 produced every year per country. It has had its debut outing at Battle Arts Festival through the autumn of 2017 but promises to be in further spaces soon.
His first solo in Sydney looked into the unseen landscape in NSW which culminated in taking the idea to London and exhibiting works based on site visits, bushwalks, and rock and earth samples collected whilst travelling and exploring. As his work has matured over the years, he has kept material links to previous collections as motifs within the main body of the work, retaining the sugar and coffee elements, the strips of liquorice which define the horizon line, the carbolic soap alongside building materials such as plaster, the element of intense heat to distort and infuse colour, the blinding areas of light tamed by a darkened varnish.
Peacocks work is in collections worldwide and is represented by Galleries in London and Sydney.