ABOUT THE WORK

Sam Hewitt works in oils and is preoccupied by people and their shadows. His paintings are in public and private collections around the world including three in the Hiscox collection.

The paintings seek to represent psychological habits and processes (as they move from the unconscious to the conscious awareness) of the artist.

In ‘High-Angle’ works the background surface quality and colour are a simple reflection of mood. Warm and cold or bright and dull colours can be connected to that quality of feeling around the subject.

The artist has projected their own internal judgements onto the people and relationships represented and the viewer is encouraged to do the same. By so doing, the artist and viewer may consider the crowd to be players on the stage of their own personal psychodrama.

For works made in the last two years, the title of the work is the name of the artist’s particular psychodrama which has been understood through the act of personal investigation required to make the painting.