by Samuel Deacon
Samuel Deacon is a London based abstract artist who creates beautiful textured paintings.
Samuel has been drawn to abstract paintings with a multitude of colour since studying Art in his home town in Wiltshire. He explored and developed his technique through many subjects and mediums, finding inspiration from the paintings by artists such as Frank Bowling, Gerard Richter and Jackson Pollock.
Samuel has a degree in Interior Architecture and currently works as a wine cellar designer where he is able to exercise his spatial skills, creating functional masterpieces in a combination of joinery, glass and metal. The love of materials and textures reflects in his work life and in his paintings.
Samuel's artwork is an exploration of colour and texture, achieving his signature style using a combination of materials including clay and plaster with acrylic paints, liquid paints and spray paints. Samuel's detailed compositions references nature, music and subjective emotion which dictate his colour choices and use of material.
||Jack the Mermaid
Jack the Mermaid is an abstract composition using acrylic paints and cracked clay on canvas.
The blue, purple and gold tones I have used are similar to my larger work Royal Sea. I love this combination of colours, and the use of gold to highlight the textured elements as will as brighten the overall composition.
My favourite medium, the cracked clay, creates a beautiful surface for the paints to be dragged over, making interesting details as the colours catch different areas and pool in the cracks.
Like most of my paintings, the title of the piece came after its completion. The blues reminded me of the ocean and the purples and golds reminded me of mermaids. I chose to name the mermaid Jack as a tongue in cheek nod towards gender roles, also my friend Jack wanted to be a mermaid.
||60 (W) x 50 (H) cm
||Acrylic paint and clay on canvas