Foundation Fine Art Pathway Leader, Sam Jackson, is exhibiting his work in a brand new Solo Show, Chronicles, opening this week at the Charlie Smith Gallery in London.

Sam Jackson’s paintings are not always what they seem. His work appears to be portraits, but they are in fact “paintings that invoke portraiture combined with a hint of the readymade. They are paintings that start life as depictions of portraits – or memories of portraits.”

“Sam Jackson’s paintings have the appearance of apparition. They look as if they were portraits of the ‘departed’ as if summoned by a medium. The theatrical or performative analogy can be extended to a kind of ventriloquy in which the painter voices the cipher or image.” – Graham Crowley, London.

Speaking about the show, Sam explained:

“If what was once real is now imagined, how do I remember an autobiography of stories unresolved?”

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