On the occasion of Mohammed Sami's exhibition The Point 0 at Camden Art Centre, Director Martin Clark sat down with Sami to discuss his journey of artistic practice.
Recalling memories from when he was a child and his relationship to art, Sami speaks of how he started painting and continued to develop his practice through various different stages of his career.
The discussion walked through the exhibition as a whole, while also touching on wider conversations developing around the role of painting in contemporary society. As Sami himself points out during the talk, he does not align himself with any specific categories of art or painting. He does not typically paint portraits, or abstract pieces, or landscapes, instead he exists outside of these classifications that painting so often falls into. Clark and Sami go on to discuss the role of painting at present, how the practice is developing and where he as an artist sits within that conversation.