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Sam Dollimore

Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga exhibiting artist


You're Endless (2016) 1490x1900mm



Drawing from themes of psychoanalysis, existentialism, body anxiety and gender, Sam Dollimore’s practice plays with the tension between the uncomfortably familiar and the absurdly unknowable.

Although the work often contains a wry self-awareness of the futility of itself, it also embraces the idea of shameless and endless striving. Her works ponder the inevitability of being what we are, but asks even still, if it might be worth trying to be more.


Shared Lines: Pūtahitanga 2020


In this work I tried to let go slightly of the idea of clear physical solidity; to engage in a flexible idea of objectness across the paper, rather than a figurative thing with understandable forms. I wanted to bring together an impossibility of surface, with only the simplest representation of the thing that exists. Like human relationships, I like to think of the work as both not-quite definable, and also reassuringly present.

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