Sam Austen (b. London, 1986) lives and works in London. Studying at the Royal Academy Schools and gained a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art and Design (2009). On graduating Austen was awarded an ACME Studio as a 6 month studio residency. He has been making 16mm films, mostly in the style of 1930s abstract animations influenced by the work of Oskar Fischinger and Len Lye. He makes objects and drawings, which move and are lit in such as way as to look like animations, however everything is filmed in real time. Select projects include Somehow Eaten in the Dark, REX Cinema at SET, London (2017); Such Animals, Paradise Row, London (2014); and Angry Film, The Sunday Painter, London (2010). Select group exhibitions include Drawing Biennial 2017, Drawing Room, London, UK (2017); Sam Austen, Marte Eknaes, Andrew Mealor, Laure Genillard, London, UK (2016); Premiums Interim Projects, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (2016); Drawing Biennial 2015, Drawing Room, London (2015); Tomb, Shrine, Survey-marker, Spare part, Enclave, London (2014); Dreamland, Garis and Hahn, New York (2014); A Cool Drink To Cheek, Plaza Plaza, London (2014); V22 Collection show, V22, London (2013); The Instability of the Image, Paradise Row, London (2013); Young London, V22, London (2012); You Aren't Anything, You Are Everything, The Duchy, Glasgow (2012); Seconds, The Sunday Painter, London (2011); TVOD, Transition Gallery, London (2011); A Mouth To Suck Your Sap, The Sunday Painter, Bold Tendencies III, London (2009).
Last updated: 08.03.2017