Chris Sahyoun’s abstract works are sensitive in their build-up of patterned compositions and multi-coloured line work, with arcs and coloured swatches of ink and pastel igniting the surface of the paper.
In his current virtual exhibition Consonance of Colour, Sahyoun combines transparent washes, loose gestural brush marks and bold lines to create a sense of depth and space. The combination of various mediums applied through a multitude of layers affords the works elegance and movement, characterised by a dynamic compositional format that is at times harmonious and rhythmic yet can also erupt with frenzied energy.
Sahyoun embraces abstraction with an ease and inexplicable touch that renders the works magnetic and enchanting; a skilful blend of dazzling colours and luminous voids that teases the imagination and provokes an emotive response for the viewer.
Chris Sahyoun (b 1977) has been a studio artist at Arts Project since 2012 and has exhibited in Arts Project Australia’s annual group exhibitions. His work is held in private collections nationally.
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Mapping Our Own Future is a weekly series of solo and group virtual exhibitions curated from the Arts Project Australia stockroom. An extension of the gallery to a virtual space, the series offers a place to connect with APA artists from home. Visit other virtual exhibitions here.