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.
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