Location: United Kingdom
Sam Hewitt learned traditional figure drawing techniques aged 13 at evening classes with Sam Rabin, a former Goldsmiths tutor and student of Pierre Adolf Valette (Lowry’s favourite tutor). Hewitt went on to study Visual and Performing Art at Brighton University.
Recent Solo Exhibitions:
2016, Kali Yuga, Dynamite Gallery, Brighton, UK
2017, Hintergedanke, Dynamite Gallery
2018, Inward Sky (parts one and two), Dynamite Gallery,
2019 Infraculture, Dynamite Gallery
Recent Group Shows:
2015, Down Your Street, Byard Gallery, Cambridge, UK
2017, Shadows and Light, Byard Gallery, Cambridge, UK
Art Fairs across the UK and in Hong Kong, Singapore and New York
Three works in the Hiscox Collection
Co-curated “The New Sublime” Digital Art Exhibition 2014, 2015
Wrote and Directed “The Brexorcist” nominated for best music Brighton Fringe 2016
2019 Contributing Artist and Mentor on the Systems Change HIVE Project “Hidden Pathways” Onca Gallery Brighton and touring the UK in 2020/21
Sam Hewitt paints people in cities and the thing about people in cities is that they have developed ways of coping with living so close to each other. Those coping strategies are known to all of us but we rarely think about them. Hewitt’s paintings are in themselves coping strategies to deal with the overwhelm of input. Paintings of 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.
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