Sam Leitch is an artist hailing from Auckland, having graduated from AUT in 2009 with a Bachelor of Visual arts.

He has always been fascinated by what makes a piece of art, as well as the connections between the viewer, the artist, and the piece itself. He considers it a relationship which dominates his ever-evolving art practice. The use of colour and scale illustrates what he considers topical in his own world, and when mixed with ideas and icons from every day life it creates a surreal scene where the viewer is taken for a trip within the artwork.

From bottles of wine to bulldogs, birds and people, Leitch tries to explore the world with optimism, raising unanswerable questions that keep the viewer both satisfied and interested.