Five on Five: Huseyin Sami and Bernard Frize’s Suite Segond


Read a full transcript of the interview here.

In this first series of Five on Five we’re asking five painters to speak about a painting that has influenced, inspired or resonated with them. In this episode Huseyin Sami reflects upon Suite Segond (1980) by French artist Bernard Frize.

As you listen, you can see in the painting (reproduced above) that Sami is intrigued by Frize’s lifelong dedication to painting and how the artist has continuously worked through the problems of painting.

We’ll be releasing more episodes of Five on Five: Painter Series over the coming weeks so stay tuned for more. You can listen to past episodes with Kate Beynon, Peter Waples-Crowe and Kylie Banyard. To make sure you don’t miss an episode, subscribe to the Art Guide podcast on iTunes.

Huseyin Sami is a Sydney-based artist whose multi-disciplinary practice engages with painting, sculpture and installation to explore aspects of time, action and process. He was a finalist in the 2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize, currently showing at Geelong Art Gallery. He will also be showing at The Gold Award 2018 at Rockhampton Art Gallery.

Feature Words by Tiarney Miekus