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.
Sami proposes painting as both subject and medium in Chroma. His paintings invite the viewer to assess and interpret the surface to open up potential readings and perceptual possibilities. These particular works explore painting as a performative process, dealing with the physicality of the medium, expanded fields, supports and surface. And the different blend of hues in each work are able to show chroma or the purity of each color combination.
Chroma presents the physical and tactile nature of painting for Sami and also reveals a preoccupation with exploring the spatial qualities of painting and pictorial space that encourages unlimited orientation and extension.
Without losing his presence in the process, Sami takes control of the element of chance that embodies the idea of experimentation and examines different aspects of time and action.