08 Jul Sam Peacock and Hannah Ivory Baker at the Elisabeth Bauer Gallery
Three quick questions with Sam and Hannah.
- “What was the purpose of exhibiting your new work at the Elisabeth Bauer Gallery?” Answer, Sam: “So Hannah and I have both worked together previously at Hannah’s gallery in Highgate, Highgate Contemporary, where we have both produced paintings which concern themselves with the colours and the contours of the south downs. So we had spoke about taking the ideas of the show outside of London, to a different audience who could possibly relate to the South Downs passage ways in the same way both Hannah and I could. We both knew Victoria from seeing her spectacular work at the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea over the years and it seemed like an ideal opportunity to exhibit in Hastings as she had just opened a new gallery there.”
- “Do you see your work in a similar vein, you two?” Answer, Hannah: “I believe our work has plenty of similarities in the way our paintings are constructed as we both work rather quickly and rapidly in the application of paint, and we both consider ourselves to be primarily landscape painters, who have a fascination with some of the lesser known areas around the South Downs with compels us to create the work that we do.”
- “Do you draw any inspiration from any artist that you each admire?” Answer, Sam: “I’ve always enjoyed looking at the artist Kurt Schwitters, whom I studied at college throughout the ninties. I’ve always been drawn to his ability to create stunning hand made imagery from almost anything, something to which I’ve always tried to replicate within my own practise.”
You can see Hannah Ivory Baker and Sam Peacock at the Elisabeth Bauer Gallery, 55 George street, Old Town, Hastings TN34 3EE from Wednesday 7th August 6pm onwards.