Saturday, 15 November 2014
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Posted by Sam Caldwell at 20:27
Thursday, 9 October 2014
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Monday, 14 July 2014
I've now got myself a proper website with a CV and a sensible email address and everything! You can have a look by going to www.samcaldwell.co.uk
There is a bunch of new work which I haven't posted anywhere else online and a link to an online shop where you can buy prints and drawings.
If you want to get in touch, drop me an email at - firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Sam Caldwell at 14:10
So I have been really rubbish at keeping this blog updated. I think it's been over a year now since my last post, and a lot has happened in that time! I've been kept busy with dissertation writing, degree show construction and generally trying to make sure that I graduate with a decent mark. All of that is done and finished with now though and it's time to get back to working from home and keeping this blog regularly updated.
The photographs above are of the installation I created for my degree show in June. Over the past year I have been working on a new project which is centered on a fictional group of islands which I call the Cairnsbruck Islands. The shack (pictured above) is supposed to be the study/work place of an anthropologist who lives on the islands in order to study their inhabitants, histories and landscapes.
Viewers were invited to enter the structure and rummage through its contents to uncover the story of the islands.
Posted by Sam Caldwell at 13:55
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
- Some images I have collected whilst reading 'The Idea of North' by Peter Davidson.
Its full of some really interesting histories of Northernly places as well as lots of artists and writers who I have never come across but find really exciting at the moment.
Eric Ravilious being one of them -
Posted by Sam Caldwell at 18:06
Tuesday, 16 April 2013
This piece was inspired by a recent visit to the Ingelby Gallery in Edinburgh who a few weeks back had a show of works by Alfred Wallis, Forrest Bess and Frank Walter. I've been a big fan of Wallis' naive paintings of boats and harbours for a couple of years now but going to the show was the first time I'd seen this famous photograph of Ben Nicholson talking to Alfred, most probably about getting him to come to London.
Posted by Sam Caldwell at 22:07
I'm working on a series of commissions at the moment based on images of people in pubs, a topic I could quite happily work with forever. The bottom portrait is a revisited version of a painting which I did a couple of years ago. I like to go back to works every now and again and try to update them, it always proves to be an interesting insight into how my techniques have developed. I'm pretty sure that the original painting is on here somewhere if you want to compare the two.
Posted by Sam Caldwell at 21:59