Sam Octigan is a visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice typically centres with painting on canvas, exploring the intersection of narrative and abstract form. Endlessly fascinated from a young age with the visual image and how we as humans connect to it, his current work seeks to delve deeper into the alchemy of what makes an arresting image to an audience, while exploring his own personal interests in memory, history, growth, home and truth.
Octagon’s fourth solo exhibition, MYTHOS finds Octigan turning his focus to a series of different cultural myths, exploring and considering the commonalities, differences and roles they’ve played throughout history and how they permeate to present day. Extending his own interest in the themes of memory, history, influence and truth in an alternate way by working from existing material.
Visually following his path of bold, dynamic, arresting paintings on canvas, MYTHOS is seen as an opportunity to work and experiment with narratives that are universal and intertwining. To further play with composition, color and texture, resulting in an exciting, contemporary body of work that is a faithful interpretation of the subject matter, inline with Octigan’s recognizable aesthetic/practice.
MYTHOS opens at ‘The Stockroom’, Shop 2, Civic Place, Ringwood, Victoria this Saturday.
More details about the event can be found here!