Sam Padfield

Tempting Fate


There is no document of civilization which is not at the same time a document of barbarism – Walter Benjamin


Tensions mount as your eyes glide along the perfect surfaces of Sam’s recent works. You are seduced – by the specular reflections, by the play of sumptuousness. All the while you are made uneasy – by the deathly figures that disrupt your covetous enjoyment of that sumptuousness, by the surfaces that refuse to cohere into a picture…. Continue reading.