Selected works
Bad Seed I ("Absentpaedia" series), 2010 Bad Seed I ("Absentpaedia" series), 2010, Ink on paper, 27 x 35 cm
Plunder, 2012 Plunder, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 290 cm
Sumerki, 2021 Sumerki, 2021, Oil on canvas, 85 x 140 cm
Fauna Flash, 2005 Fauna Flash, 2005, Oil on canvas, 89 x 119 cm
Geist, 2016 Geist, 2016, Ink on paper, 100 x 151 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.

While including architectural and historical references in his works, he also maintains an affinity for the templates of formalist painting.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.

   CV & Exhibitions