Sam Haynes London, United Kingdom
Sam Haynes started her practice over twenty five years ago creating site specific public art installations, engaging local communities. Her creative process is still all about making connections, incorporating found objects and materials, using low tech methods of construction to create abstract, geometric assemblages that reference domestic and architectural space.
Sam Haynes is a mid-career visual artist based in London, working primarily with sculpture and site specific installations. With an Art in Architecture MA from the University of East London (’96-’98) and an interdisciplinary background, her work maintains a dramatic quality, expressed through an elegantly balanced aesthetic.
Previous installations, both temporary and permanent, have included an interactive sculpture at the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden and collaborative, site specific artwork at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall. Launching her new series of assemblage photo artworks at the beginning of 2021, last year she was selected for the Fair Art Fair ‘Curated 1’ show at Unit 1 Gallery in London and the FLUX exhibition in the Greenwich Design District.
Interested in physicality and materiality of forms, Haynes effectively moves between 2 and 3D formats, using photography within the process of design as well as the final presentation of work. Her abstract, geometric assemblages incorporate found objects and materials, referencing domestic and architectural space, animated through the use of colour and lighting.
Haynes has worked in arts facilitation for many years which continues to influence her artistic practice, engaging local, often marginalised communities, working in partnership with charities and public art commissioners.