Selected works
Deportation, 2021 Deportation, 2021, Ink on paper, 70 x 100 cm
"A New Capital City", 2021, oil on canvas,, 2021 "A New Capital City", 2021, oil on canvas,, 2021, Oil on canvas, 114 x 146 cm
Red Church, 2022 Red Church, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 50 x 70 cm
Forgotten, 2021 Forgotten, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm
Colossus, 2021 Colossus, 2021, 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.

While including architectural and historical references in his works, he also maintains an affinity for the templates of formalist painting.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