Sam Baker

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Major project:

These lengths of flexible, interchangeable copper pipe are workers...they are consumers.

They whistle, hiss and devour all that they touch before expelling out a liquescent matter. The sticky deposits leak from the slices in the metalwork forging a new, material landscape; ever shifting and expanding without a centre.

‘The paradox of consistency imposed by the plasticity of wax may therefore be understood as the possibility.’

I am interested in the many ways in which wax disrupts the movement of unruly forces and a resistance between the water vapour and docile wax develops.


  • "The main focus of my research has been investigating the intangibility and pervasiveness of steam.

    By contemplating steam as a physical, matter based material I am utilizing present forces to disrupt the atomised makeup of objects. I am constructing systems that attempt to trap and manipulate steam that are ultimately sentenced to fail."

    Sam Baker is an artist who lives and works in London.
  • Previous degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Kingston University, 2014; Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, University of Northampton, 2011
  • Experiences

  • UKYA Cornish Weekender Residency, Porthmeor Studios. St Ives. 2018; Work in Common Residency, Primary. Nottingham. 2017; Floorr Magazine: Issue 12, featured artist and online interview. 2017
  • Exhibitions

  • Too Much Information, Seventeen Gallery. London. 2018; Critical Cartographies, Filet. London. 2018; CGP Open, CGP Gallery. London. 2017; Altered States, Air Gallery. Manchester. 2017; Seasons, Maxilla Art Space. London. 2017; BORDERS_BORDERS, Edinburgh College of Art - Sculpture Court. Edinburgh. 2017; WIP Show, Royal College of Art - Sculpture Building. London. 2017; Ich komm zum glück aus Osnabrück, UKYA national festival. Derby. 2016; Summer Salon, Lubomirov / Angus-Hughes. London. 2016; The Woon Foundation Prize for Painting and Sculpture, Gallery North. Newcastle. 2014; Kingston BA Fine Art degree show, Kingston University. London. 2014
  • Awards

  • Mark Devereux Prize Winner. 2017; Cheong Kam Hee Prize for Sculpture, Woon Art Prize. 2014
  • Funding

  • Gilbert Bayes Scholarship. 2018
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