Sam Field is an artist based in Marion Bay, lutruwita/Tasmania. Through paint, Field explores the wonder of the Australian landscape adopting a bold aesthetic that is distinctively raw, yet vibrant. His creative approach aims to critique the many cultural narratives that underpin contemporary Australia, whilst unpicking the many mistruths that are woven into the fabric of recorded history. Field’s paintings also celebrate the raw beauty of the landscape, as well as depicting the trials and tribulations of those who inhabit it.
The anecdotes that Field visualises through his work can be understood as artistic postcards, tracing his travels whilst in search for his creative sense of place. The resulting compositions are undeniably Australian, simultaneously playful and solemn, powerful and restless, and despite often being laden with humour, they never shy away from uncomfortable truths.
Sam Field completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania in 2016. During the early stages of his career Field worked and painted alongside contemporary artist Luke Sciberras. Field was a finalist in The Hadley’s Art Prize 2018 and the Henry Jones Art Prize in 2019, winning the Contemporary Arts Tasmania prize in 2016.