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Sammi Mak_Knock And It Will Be Opened, 2022, Oil and distemper with rabbit skin glue on ca


March 22 - 25, 2023

Sammi Mak 

Hong Kong — Odds and Ends is pleased to present Hong Kong artist Sammi Mak at this year’s Art Central as part of its Duk Dak Solo Presentation. On view will be new works by Mak, from March 22nd to March 25th, 2023. 

Presenting a solo booth of new abstract paintings, Mak delves into the realm of poetry by replacing linguistics with visual forms of communication, inventing systems of painted lexicology that communicate recalled memory. In her exploration of human memory and emotions, Mak’s paintings emphasise the radical beauty of nature and employs elemental cues that draw viewers into her painted oasis, simulating states of nostalgia through references to classical poetry and mythology. Mak's interpretive approach to painting naturally manifests in loose and gestural forms that rely less on compositional refinement, and more on chance and relational familiarity of paint. Her compositions are fluid and unapologetically romantic, embracing the juxtaposition between negative space and fragmented mark making. It is within this technical framework that Mak simulates abstract emotions associated with romance, memory and nostalgia. 

Based in London, Sammi Mak was born and raised in Hong Kong. Mak graduated from Hong Kong Baptist University's Academy of Visual Arts and is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts. Mak has exhibited in Hong Kong and United Kingdom. Most recently she showed with Odds and Ends at Affordable Art Fair 2022 (Hong Kong, 2022) and at their group show Roll Call 1st Edition (Hong Kong, 2022). 

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