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Interview: Sam Peacock - Little Observationist
Sam’s work is an exploration of texture and colour. It reminds me of the gritty city areas I like to photograph – the peeling paint, the rusty buildings, the areas that are slightly run down and dilapidated. There’s a certain beauty in the decay, hiding volumes of stories from the lives that have passed through. There are stories in Sam’s art as well. He builds layers upon layers, mixing industrial materials with the more organic, everyday ingredients of life, creating colours from pigments drawn from coffee grounds and demerara sugar. In August, he’ll be involved in a joint exhibition of work with Roy’s People in the new Seven Dial’s Cafe inside Timberyard in London’s Covent Garden. Photo from the Timberyard exhibition: liquorice, demerara, arabica, carbolic soap, paraffin wax, gloss and oil on a steel plate LO: Hi Sam. Tell us a bit about yourself and your background. SP: Hi Stephanie. I’m originally from a town called Rugby, known for its cement, high concentration of pubs and radio station (now declassified). My home is with my family in Wimbledon, I’m a midlander through and through. I was a teacher, but circumstances in one’s life can alter your perspectives, so now art is my …