Free shots is an exhibition from Sam Peacock and Roy’s People. Taking place during Frieze Week it will showcase a new selection of work by the two artists. Both have exhibited together before but this will be the first time that they have actively collaborated on works with each other.
On the surface the two artists work couldn’t be more different. Sam Peacock is known for his abstract landscapes painted onto steel which are inspired by the English countryside. Roy’s People meanwhile is known for his miniature installations which he then photographs and sets within their own alternative world.
The show will combine collaborative works by the two artists alongside stand alone pieces. For the joint paintings, Sam Peacock has provided the base surface with Roy’s People adding his mini worlds on top. In the week running up to the exhibition some other mini-installations will be released and installed on the streets of London.
It’s been quite the journey for both artists. Roy only started to make art having been made redundant. First starting to experiment with taking pictures of his grandads train track, it evolved from there. Eventually he began to create little people with props and the photographs started to take on a life of their own. Sam meanwhile discovered at an early age that an obsession with fire and metal could combine and result in great art. Selling his first piece at 16, it was a car door from an old ford Cortina that he’d bashed and burnt.
First meeting as part of the Curious Duke Gallery’s roster of artists. The pair first showcased together in 2014 at the Timberyard in Covent Garden. Then going on to work on the launch of what became the Roy’s People’s Art Fair together. This has inspired the name of this latest show. Called ‘Free Shots’ it comes from that first art fair. A way of enticing people into the exhibition. It remembers those early days working together.
Free shots is an exhibition from Sam Peacock and Roy’s People. It will take place at Unit 15, Boxpark, Shoreditch, E1 6GY. It will run from 13-16 October 2022. To follow updates and work from the exhibition click on the links for Sam Peacock and Roy’s People’s instagram pages.