Djochkoun Sami

(b. 1973, Bulgaria) Graduate of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Faculty of Painting, Istanbul (BFA, MFA). Occasionally exhibited at group shows, illustrated magazines, poetry books, theater posters. Lives and works in Istanbul, Turkey.

While including architectural and historical references in his works, he also maintains affinity for the templates of formalist painting. The limited palette supporting his drawing based process indicates and makes visible an effort towards pictorial and formal values. Floating in between stylistic borders of expression and figuration, Sami's works are frequently borrowing forgotten, abandoned architectural spaces belonging to the recent past, exposing possibilities for existence of anonymous, depoliticized homogenous spaces accompanying a horizontal based perception of time.


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Exhibitions

2013 - "The Contract", Mabeyn Gallery, Istanbul, TR

Group Exhibitions:
2015 - "Cold. Warm. Hot", Art Next, Istanbul, TR
2014 - "Dispossess!", 24. İstanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, TR
2014 - "Focus I: Free Association", Daire, İstanbul, TR
2013 - "Is there an Intervention?", 23. İstanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, TR
2013 - "I Carry Everything With Me", Kolektif, 23. İstanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, TR
2013 - "How Green Was My Valley (From the beginning until today, landscape in Turkish painting)", Istanbul, TR
2012 - "Sorry, I Couldn't Recognize You", Port-Art, Ankara, TR
2012 - "Draft", Mabeyn Gallery, Istanbul, TR
2011 - "Scratches on the Surface", Art Suites, Istanbul, TR
2010 - "Very Beautiful", İstanbul 2010 - European Capital of Culture, "Portable Art" exhibition series, Istanbul, TR
2010 - "Cold Element", Akademililer Sanat Merkezi, Istanbul, TR
2009 - "Fake Safari", Kolektif, 19. İstanbul Art Fair, Istanbul, TR
2009 - "Hayalet: My Name is Casper", Karşı Sanat Çalışmaları, Istanbul, TR
2001 - "SERG!", Group Albatros, Asmalimescit Minare Sk. No.15, Istanbul, TR


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