Selected works
Obstruction, 2021 Obstruction, 2021, Ink on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Red Church, 2022 Red Church, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 50 x 70 cm
Plan B, 2022 Plan B, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 150 cm (tryptich)
A New Capital City, 2021 A New Capital City, 2021, Oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm
Geist, 2016 Geist, 2016, Ink on paper, 100 x 151 cm
Inventory I, 2012 Inventory I, 2012, Oil on canvas, 67 x 100 cm
Bidonville, 2006 Bidonville, 2006, Oil on canvas, 89 x 119 cm
Verdict, 2022 Verdict, 2022, mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Limits of Control, 2014 Limits of Control, 2014, Ink on paper, 92 x 142 cm
Residence, 2012 Residence, 2012, Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm

Djochkoun Sami is a painter based in Istanbul, Turkey. Graduate of Mimar Sinan University of Fine Arts, Faculty of Painting, Istanbul (BFA, MFA), he is regularly exhibiting at various group shows, illustrated magazines, poetry books, theatre posters. His recent 2022 solo exhibitions were held at Istanbul Concept Gallery, Turkey and Silistra Art Gallery, Bulgaria.

While including architectural and historical references in his works, he also maintains an affinity for the templates of formalist painting.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 the existence of anonymous, depoliticized homogeneous spaces. In some of his recent works, stripped of any historicism or allusions, objects, rocks, organic matter and voids are accompanying a horizontally based perception of time.


   Paintings
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