SAM LEITCH, painter
“I have always been fascinated with what makes a piece of art. The connection between the viewer, the artist and the piece is a relationship which dominates my ever evolving art practice. I use colour and scale to illustrate what is topical in my own world. I am interested in taking the viewer on a trip within the art. Bringing icons, ideas brought from everyday life onto the canvas then placing them within a surreal location underlies my work. From bottles of wine to bulldogs, birds and people, I try to explore the world with optimism raising unanswerable questions that keep the viewer both satisfied and interested”
Born in Henderson in 1989.
Based out of Auckland, New Zealand.
Bachelor of Visual arts majoring in painting, AUT, Auckland, New Zealand 2009