Selected works
Lawmaking Bliss, 2021 Lawmaking Bliss, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
Forgotten, 2021 Forgotten, 2021, Oil on canvas, 100 x 140 cm
Verdict, 2022 Verdict, 2022, mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Sumerki, 2021 Sumerki, 2021, Oil on canvas, 85 x 140 cm
Bad Seed I ("Absentpaedia" series), 2010 Bad Seed I ("Absentpaedia" series), 2010, Ink on paper, 27 x 35 cm
Bidonville, 2006 Bidonville, 2006, Oil on canvas, 89 x 119 cm
Dereliction, 2014 Dereliction, 2014, Oil on canvas, 97 x 130 cm
Deserter, 2022 Deserter, 2022, Mixed media on paper, 70 x 100 cm
Deportation, 2021 Deportation, 2021, Ink on paper, 70 x 100 cm
A New Capital City, 2021 A New Capital City, 2021, Oil on canvas, 114 x 146 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While including architectural and historical references in his works, he also maintains an affinity for the templates of formalist painting.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.

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