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About Samuel Beresford-Zahra

Artist Statement 


My work is often sparked by elements of our urban environment's weathered, worn, and damaged surfaces. I draw inspiration from the unintended beauty that emerges amidst the grit and chaos of city life, weaving together elements of abstract painting, architectural forms, and the intricate patterns of nature. I am drawn to the unintentional marks and imperfections that time and use bestow upon spaces and objects. 

Through the medium of ceramics, I seek to convey the essence of these gritty urban surfaces, capturing their complex interplay of form, colour, and texture. Each piece tells a story of the metropolis, its relentless evolution, and the layers of history etched into its streets and buildings. 

My work is a dialogue between the resilience of urban life and the natural world that perseveres within it. It is an exploration of contrasts, where the rough and worn harmonise with the elegant and refined. 

In my ceramics, I invite viewers to embark on a sensory journey that transcends the mundane, inviting them to find beauty in the overlooked and unintentional. My pieces stand as a testament to the enduring spirit of the city and the profound artistry that emerges from the unlikeliest of places. 


Selected CV

Born Reading 1992



BA Hons Fine Art

Goldsmith, University of London


2010 - 2011

Art Foundation

Central Saint Martins

Artist and Ceramicist Samuel Beresford-Zahra
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