Photograph of Artist SAMUEL LIGHTWING
SAMUEL LIGHTWING
St Pauls Cray, Kent - United Kingdom



Original Artworks (11)

Samuel Lightwing; Key, Or, A Prelude To Jud..., 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  Biblicalapocalypticrevelationvisionaryimaginativeabstractangeldemonspiritfantasticfantasyetherealmagicalmysticalspiritualreligious ...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Hurts, Or, The Mean Old Man, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  FantasticVisionarySurrealImaginativeExpressionistSymbolicPainSpiritualAngerViolenceCrueltyFrustrationCreationDestructionInscape ...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Graduation, Or, The Four ..., 2008, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241  FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist DeathApocalypseLegacyReligiousRobots ...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
16 x 12 inches (40.6 x 30.5 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Charity, Or, They Arent G..., 2008, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  - Exhibited in the SAI annual exhibition:' Flights of Imagination' , at the Brick Lane Gallery, London from 4- 9 November 2008.FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist ReligiousGiftHeartBloodTearsSacrificeLove ...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Grief, Or, The Fairy Women, 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241 Oh, for a sense of perspective.FantasticVisionaryImaginativeDeathImmortalityMagicSeasonsMythologyMourningIronyMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Psyche, Or, Mental Imagery, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  An analogue in many persons. . .FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist ...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; The Artist, Or, Diluting ..., 2009, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  Acrylic on canvas.FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist ArtCreationInvention...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2009
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Fray, Or, It Doesnt Last, 2008, Original Painting Acrylic, 24 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  - Exhibited in the Art of Imagination group exhibition at the Fantasmus Gallery in Saeby, Denmark from 12 July until 30 August 2008.FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist FutureDeathImmortalityTransienceEternityScienceMoneyProgress ...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
24 x 18 inches (61.0 x 45.7 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Child, Or, This Is The End, 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  She doesn' t miss you. . .FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist FutureExtinctionRobotTechnologyGynoid...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Jester, Or, I Make Your Face, 2008, Original Painting Acrylic, 12 x 16 inches. Artwork description: 241  High- functioning and hating it. . . FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist AutismAngerFrustrationAlien...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2008
12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm)
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Samuel Lightwing; Michael, Or, The Fall Of ..., 2007, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  A civil war. . .FantasticVisionaryImaginativeMagicMysticalPhilosophySymbolistSurrealist AngelWarReligiousRenaissanceReniRicciBaroqueShape- shifter...
Samuel Lightwing
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Artist Statement

*HIGH DETAIL DEPICTION OF THE UNREAL* I'm not a writer. I mean, I'm really not very eloquent. I'm a painter- a young, autistic painter- and my communication skills are distinctly subnormal. So please bear with me as I try to explain what I'm all about... I paint from imagination. It's a drive in me, the urge to create, make something new and strange and wonderful, something unreal. The unreal, that's the key here, I think. That which does not exist in nature. To recreate what already exists doesn't interest me much, and doesn't seem to have much value. I mean, I'm not a camera. I'd rather be God's epigone than his plagiarist. And besides, why restrict myself to the cramped palette of the real and present, when my imagination provides me with the limitless diversity of the fictive to draw upon? I can do so much more with the bizarre than I ever could with the mundane. Suppose I were to paint, for example, a white horse running through a field, to a most meticulous standard of detail. It would be beautiful enough, but there would be nothing to hold the observer's attention for very long, or challenge the intellect. One of my pieces, on the other hand, might depict a butterflycityglowbrokensandcastleshapeofanautumnleafslantofafrowninshadowcatseyebatcavefallsidewayshandundertheskymanyfeet, upon a landscape which looks like the smell of hyacinths, under a sky which...