Open studios are, I find, one of the best ways for discovering or even tracking down artists. In this case the recent Triangle Studios summer opening revealed new treasures including the work of Sam Winston.
The first thing I saw walking into his space was this minimalist pencil face.The piece below is the life of a pencil comprising the total graphite content and shavings.He is mainly known for his typographic art, playing with language and telling stories, not only for adults (A Dictionary Story) but also children.
This was produced for the V&A’s Memory Palace exhibition.
Listening to Sam talk about his work gave us a fast track to his thought processes. A detail of the original printing plate with letters escaping their words, dissipating into space.