Huseyin Sami’s practice to date has been predicated on pursuing a consistent line of experimentation to illustrate how painting can capture ideas of time, action and process. Sami’s work has centred extensively on the field of painting and developing numerous activities that have iteratively engaged with the process of making paintings. These progressive pursuits have explored the material of household paint into studies of colour, form and materiality in an attempt to define a unique material language of painting.
Sami’s creative process of transformative incidents within his working methodologies has provided a platform for circumventing new questions and strategies toward art making. This has been a process which further engages his established repertoire of pictorial codes and devices such as pouring, dripping, rolling, stretching and cutting household paint to present the possibility of opening up a new creative space. These enquiries reflect an ongoing series of informed revisions, which have taken his examination and understanding of the medium further.
Since graduating from Sydney College of the Arts in 2003 with a Master of Visual Art, Sami has exhibited extensively across Sydney and Australia. In 2004, he was included in the Primavera survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. He has completed several residencies in Sydney, including at Artspace, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Parramatta Artists Studio, and internationally at the Contemporary Arts Centre in Japan. His work is held in the Artbank collection as well as in private collections in Australia, Germany, Japan, the UK and USA.
HUSEYIN SAMI SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS'S FAUVETTE LOUREIRO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Huseyin Sami has been selected as a finalist in the Sydney College of the Arts's Fauvette Loureiro Memorial Scholarship in the mid-career/established category.
The finalist exhibition opens on 1 October 2020 at SCA Gallery, Sydney.
To enquire about available works, please contact the gallery.
Image: Huseyin Sami, Untitled 4, 2019
HUSEYIN SAMI SELECTED AS A FINALIST IN THE RAMSAY ART PRIZE
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
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