Not Yet Titled, 2018

Miami Beach 2018
beach towels and embroidery on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 (cm)
40.0 x 30.0 (inch)
"Moving fluidly from medium to medium, Sammak creates sculptures, paintings and videos that keep the eye moving. 'Pictorially I’ve been trying to make the same thing since I was a kid. When I was in high school in 2001 or 2002, I was an apprentice at at fabric workshop and I made this repeating screen print all made of arrows. If you look at what my work does now, it operates the same way. It doesn’t let your eye leave the pictorial; you are in a kind of figure eight or ouroboros.' Sammak draws his mesmerizing imagery from the everyday. 'I try to keep what winds up in the art, whether it’s the t-shirt decals or the signage, to real life. I never want to put something in my work that you don’t see out in the world.' " - from an interview with the artist and Kat Herriman, Cultured Magazine, November 2017