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Samuel Kirk

Samuel Kirk

www.samuelkirkart.com

Samuel Kirk was born in Somerset in 1988 and studied at theUniversity of Edinburgh before moving to London in 2011. He hassince taught art and painted across the country, Europe and theUnited States and his works are held in public and privatecollections around the world.

Kirk is a figurative artist interested in how the impression of aplace lives in the mind. Painting from memory, his subjects areoften warped and distorted due to the imperfection of recall and theaddition of thoughts and feelings. He says of his work ‘As the Gothicpainters relied primarily on memory, rather than painting from life,so they illustrated their thoughts and knowledge of a place,rather than creating exact reproductions. What they produced wasa mindscape of where they lived and the ideas and beliefs thatinfused their lives. By not directly painting from life, but relyingon my thoughts and ideas about the world, I am trying to do thesame.’