Selected works
Forgotten, 2021 Forgotten, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm
Red Church, 2022 Red Church, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 50 x 70 cm
Plunder, 2012 Plunder, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 145 x 290 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
Obstruction, 2021 Obstruction, 2021, Ink on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Tomorrow, 2022 Tomorrow, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 50 cm
Strata, 2021 Strata, 2021, Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm
Everything That is Solid II, 2016 Everything That is Solid II, 2016, Oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm
Geist, 2016 Geist, 2016, Ink on paper, 100 x 151 cm
Archmemory II, 2015 Archmemory II, 2015, Bistre ink on paper, 39 x 54 cm
Plan B, 2022 Plan B, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 150 cm (tryptich)
Deserter, 2022 Deserter, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Limits of Control, 2014 Limits of Control, 2014, Ink on paper, 92 x 142 cm
Verdict, 2022 Verdict, 2022, mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Lawmaking Bliss, 2021 Lawmaking Bliss, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Crazy of Ancestry, 2018 Crazy of Ancestry, 2018, Oil on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
Rupture, 2010 Rupture, 2010, Ink on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Bad Seed I ("Absentpaedia" series), 2010 Bad Seed I ("Absentpaedia" series), 2010, Ink on paper, 27 x 35 cm
Archmemory III, 2015 Archmemory III, 2015, Bistre ink on paper, 39 x 54 cm
Treasure, 2021 Treasure, 2021, Oil on canvas, 103 x 103 cm
Fauna Flash, 2005 Fauna Flash, 2005, Oil on canvas, 89 x 119 cm
Dereliction, 2014 Dereliction, 2014, Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm
Cengizland, 2021 Cengizland, 2021, Oil on canvas, 114 x 142 cm
Veil, 2022 Veil, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 50 cm
Aujourd'hui, rien, 2021 Aujourd'hui, rien, 2021, Oil on canvas, 114 x 142 cm
Il Duce, 2015 Il Duce, 2015, Ink on paper, 110 x 79 cm
Bidonville, 2006 Bidonville, 2006, Oil on canvas, 89 x 119 cm
Freundschaft, 2012 Freundschaft, 2012, Oil on canvas, 119 x 162 cm
Right, 2007 Right, 2007, Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm
Deportation, 2021 Deportation, 2021, Ink on paper, 70 x 100 cm
A Terrible Beauty, 2013 A Terrible Beauty, 2013, Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm
Our Filth, 2007 Our Filth, 2007, Oil on canvas, 130 x 97 cm
Drone, 2022 Drone, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Inventory I, 2012 Inventory I, 2012, Oil on canvas, 67 x 100 cm
Residence, 2012 Residence, 2012, Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm
Invasion, 2022 Invasion, 2022, Ink on paper, 50 x 70 cm
Sumerki, 2021 Sumerki, 2021, Oil on canvas, 85 x 140 cm
Untitled, 2010 Untitled, 2010, Ink on paper, 70 x 100 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.


   Paintings
   Drawings
   CV & Exhibitions