Drawing Biennial 2015

Exhibition: 5 March – 30 April · Auction: 16 April 10am – 30 April 9pm


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Sam Austen

The Hot Glass Tourist’s Dream

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from actress Michelle Dockery

Year 2015
Medium Photocopy, unique print
Dimensions 29.5 x 21 cm
Bidding Open Thu 16 April, 2015 at 10:00am
Bidding Ended Tue 26 March, 2019 at 9:30pm

Sam Austen:

Sam Austen (b. London, 1986) lives and works in London. Graduated from Postgraduate Diploma Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools, London (2017); and BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London (2009). Austen was the recipient of the ACME Studio Prize, Chelsea (2009). Select solo exhibitions include Hologram Burnt On To The Retina, Farbvision, Berlin (2018); Run!! For The Present, Deptford X, London (2017); Such Animals, Paradise Row, London (2014); A Cool Drink To Cheek, Plaza Plaza, London (2014); and Angry Film, The Sunday Painter, London (2010). Select group exhibitions include New Work II: Material, Cob Gallery, London (2018); CHUMMING, The Pipe Factory, Glasgow (2018); Like Honey From A Weed, Cass Sculpture Foundation, West Sussex (2017); Bearing Liability, Strange Cargo, Folkestone (2017); Sam Austen, Marte Eknaes, Andrew Mealor, Laure Genillard, London (2016); Premiums Interim Projects, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2016); Tomb, Shrine, Survey-marker, Spare part, Enclave, London (2014); Dreamland, Garis and Hahn, New York (2014); Open Heart Surgery, The Moving Museum, London (2013); and The Instability of the Image, Paradise Row, London (2013).

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Sam Austen's  The Hot Glass Tourist’s Dream began as a drawing of a hand on one side of the paper which is pulled through a photocopier to create a mirrored image, then drawn on and re-photocopied until you get repeated images. Using the outmoded photocopier the drawing is like film speed with slight nuances of change, affecting a hallucinogenic image. Austen’s work is mainly moving image and objects.  His analogue films are made up of collaged images of constructed 2d and 3d objects, drawings, words and sounds.  He is interested in the materiality of analogue film as opposed to digital, and drawing being part of the manual process in the moving image.