My 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. It 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.
The creative process of transformative incidents has provided a platform for circumventing new questions and strategies toward art making, engaging a 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 and breaking with traditional habits. These enquiries reflect an ongoing series of informed revisions, taking my examination and understanding of the medium further. Temporary states of uncertainty and processual development have been engrained as necessary components within my working methodology, becoming part of a broader contextual and systematic journey of the painted process, which is an overarching governance of my art practice.
Courtesy of Sarah Cottier Gallery
Huseyin Sami is a contemporary artist living and working in Sydney, Australia. Awarded a Masters of Visual Arts from the Sydney College of Arts, he has exhibited regularly since 2004. In 2015, Huseyin has exhibited in group exhibitions at Penrith Regional Gallery and Sarah Cottier Gallery and in solo exhibitions at Sarah Cottier Gallery and Sophie Gannon Gallery. He has previously undertaken residencies across Australia and created a painting machine for a public art project in Perth.
household acrylic paint, plastic lid
35 x 20 x 21 cm
Plinth Prize; Finalist
Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).