Bella Vista: Pastel Shadow and Pink and Blue Oasis by Sam Songailo
Watch the video to see Sam at work installing the painted mural.
Sam Songailo's work takes form in painting, installation, video, sound and sculpture. He is deeply influenced by digital technology and electronic music adopting algorithms and concepts from these disciplines that shape his approach to both physical and pictorial space. Often highly immersive and realised on a monumental scale, his work accentuates the compositional elements of line and space in a form that recalls both the modernist grid and digital networks. Songailo has exhibited throughout Australia and the USA, delivered a number of public artworks and been the recipient of numerous grants and awards.
About the artwork - Pastel Shadow
The monumental artwork is striking from a distance and up close. By integrating the artwork and lighting into the environment, the artist connects us with the surrounding area and creates an immersive experience that enriches the site. A sense of place is created in which a shared space comes to life for the community.
About the artwork - Pink and Blue Oasis
The site specific artwork provides an immersive experience that enriches its surroundings. Including the ground plane and hoarding on opposite sides of the park, the work unifies the space through the use of colour and pattern. The artwork creates an area open to interpretation which enables activity and community engagement.