Huseyin Sami has been selected as finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize for his painting, Untitled (GWPPW), 2018.

Untitled (GWPPW) is part of Huseyin Sami’s Paint Skin series. Continuing his exploration of paint, Sami investigates the material of household paint in his studies of colour, form and materiality.

He says, ‘I create conditions where things can happen, the process, a kind of unknown predictability of the medium, which lends itself to become something. Exploring the liberal freedom of material experimentation and performative action looking beyond perceived limits of surface.’

Sami’s painting practice pursues ideas of time, action and process. Experimenting with the limits and freedom of the medium, he places emphasis on painting as a performative process.

The Ramsay Art Prize is a $100,000 acquisitive prize for contemporary Australian artists under the age of 40. 

Shortlisted works will be exhibited at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 25 May until 25 August 2019.

Image: Huseyin Sami, Untitled (GWPPW), 2018, courtesy of the artist and Sarah Cottier Gallery