Sam Owen Hull is a contemporary artist working in Manchester.
Her work is an intuitive response to her world view and the increasing polarisation of society, examining the edges where opposing ideas meet. She uses the areas between surface and space, working at the intersection of painting and sculpture, fine art and craft. The speed of gestural painterly marks contrast with the slow precision of hand embroidery.
The construction of her work reflects the contradictions of our needs and desires from a macro to micro level - our incessant construction of borders and systems against a desire for freedom. Our contradictory relationship with nature. Presence and absence. Growth and decay. She is particularly interested in the edges where the urban meets the natural. Shifting colour and light are brought into the surfaces she constructs by the use of matte, satin and metallic thread.
1990 - 1991
Winchester School Of Art, Foundation Art and Design
1991 - 1994
Manchester Metropolitan University, BA(Hons) Fine Art
Traces, AIR Gallery, Altrincham, Cheshire
Warrington Contemporary Open, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery
Made For Sale, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale, Manchester
The Study, Manchester Museum
Sculpture Trail at Hebden Bridge, Hardcastle Crags, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
bART, various venues, Liverpool Biennial
Urban Abstraction, Par, St Petersburg, Russia
The Hebden Bridge Sculpture Trail – Trudi Entwistle ISBN: 978-0-9553587-0-8