Sam Creasey

Based London
Sam Creasey


As an artist situated within an abrasive and bustling metropolis like London, I utilise my art practise to make sense of the pace and complexities of the physical environment and the more technological networked spaces that make up the urban landscape. The relationship between human emotion and architecture and the required sociological considerations of urban planning influence the narratives I portray in my paintings. These narratives often consist of construction, gentrification advertising, rapid change and a sense of alienation. Urbanist Richard Sennett proposed that ‘Places’ are static and can be thought of as environments that we dwell in. ‘Spaces’ on the other hand are to be moved through. Working as a multi drop supermarket delivery driver, I often see the city space in motion, from the road and with the mode of labour in mind. Like a fly on the wall, this job offers a snapshot into the lives and localities of various others far and wide around the city. Thinking about this employed labour like performance or research as opposed to duty is key to the way I work. Using a kind of psychogeography within my painting practise and employment helps to unlock what isn’t always on the surface of the city fabric - the underbelly. With this in mind, I am for my paintings to portray municipal life in the present as surreal, jaded and jagged like the steel concrete and glass that forms its parts.


MA Painting - Royal College of Art 2018-2020

BA Fine Art Painting - University of Brighton 2013-2016

Selected Exhibitions & Awards

(2021) Museum of Museums - ‘In Crystalized Time’ - Group Show – Seattle WA 
(2021) Carl Freedman Gallery - ‘TBC’ - Group Show – Margate UK 
(2021) Filet - ‘Two person show with Damon Owen title TBC’ - Old Street, London, UK

No20Arts - ‘Wintergreen Boxwood’ - Group Show - Islington, London, UK
Fold Gallery - ‘50/50’ - Group Show – Central London, UK 
The Royal College of Art - ‘Show 2020’ - Online Degree Show. - Battersea, London, UK 
Unit 1 Gallery Workshop - ‘Final, Not Over: Open Fields’ - Group Show – Notting Hill, London, UK  
Josh Lilley Gallery - ‘Beacons’ - Online Group show – London, UK  
Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (London Bridge space) - ‘RCA x Slade’ - Group Show – London Bridge, London, UK 
Saatchi Gallery - ‘London Grads Now’ - Group Show, Chelsea, London, UK  
The Function Suite - ‘This Too Shall Pass’ - Group Show, Stratford, London, UK


2020: ‘Artists in Lockdown’ - The Guardian. Interview
2019: ‘The Scaffold’ - Folium Publishing, Artwork and text included.
2018: Friend of The Artist Magazine: Volume 6. Feature and Interview 2018
2018: Glyndebourne Tour Art Competition winner: ‘For Love nor Money 
2017: Featured on the cover of the annual opera tour magazine


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  • Achievements & Goals

    • Completing my masters
    • Landing a group show in the US
    • Selling my first work to a collection
  • Genre & Style

    • Cityscape/Dystopian
    • Surrealism
    • Representational
  • Inspiration & Vision

    • The inner workings of municipal spaces and the city
    • Urbanist literature, film/tv, gritty British comedy
    • Music

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