Untitled (Winter Sculpture) 2017 is a work which continues the exploration of signature materials, household paint and wire, into the expanded field of painting. These investigations have involved formulating habitual questioning of what defines painting and establishing a trajectory of experimental pursuits into the painted process. The work is the outcome or product of these informed ideas that pursue an interest in material, form and colour, and how these three elements come together to develop the work.
This work is part of a larger series developed as a direct response to the cooler conditions of the winter season and an inability to work on large format pour paintings because of the cold. The use of wire and smaller pours allowed the development of a series of works that continue expanding the ideas of the materiality and form.
Courtesy of Sarah Cottier Gallery
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. His works have centred extensively on the field of painting and developing numerous activities that have iteratively engaged with the process of making paintings and the broader praxis of art history. 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 practice circumvents new questions and strategies toward the making of paintings, 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.
household paint, galvanised wire
71.5 x 57 x 30 cm
Judges of the 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Djon Mundine OAM (Curator, Writer, Artist and Activist), Roslyn Oxley OAM (Gallerist and arts benefactor) and Alexie Glass-Kantor (Executive Director, Artspace, Sydney and Curator, Encounters, Art Basel | Hong Kong).
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