Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...
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Exploring beyond the expectations of conventional medium techniques, Sami uses the possibilities inherent in the painted process - color, form and material - to create uniquely handled artworks made with synthetic polymer paint. His persistent practice of experimentation shows in Chroma, as he is able to present the idea of deconstructing the process and substance of painting. As the title Chroma suggests freedom from dilution, the paintings also draw parallel in experimenting with the freedom of the medium.Read More
Huseyin Sami Sydney based artist Huseyin Sami (b. 1979) is known for his multi-disciplinary practice engaging with painting, sculpture and installation to explore aspects of time, action and process. Examining the possibilities inherent in the painted process- color, form and material- he deconstructs the process and substance of painting in order to formulate what he calls "a unique material language of painting."
Sami has been exhibited both in Australia and internationally, including at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Sarah Cottier Gallery and Artspace in Sydney, Sophie Gannon Gallery in Melbourne, Taubert Contemporary Berlin, Germany, Bell Street Project Space in Austria, and Zenshi Gallery in Japan. He received several awards for his work including the Janet Holmes à Court Artist's' Grant, an Australia Council New Work Grant and the CCA Contemporary Arts Centre Scholarships.
His works are held in many public collections, including: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Artbank, Australia; Saatchi & Saatchi, New Zealand, and many private collections in Australia, Germany, Great Britain, Japan and the United States.
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