Samara Hyde Page (b.1997,Sydney) is an Australian artist living and working in London. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School in 2017, Hyde Page extended her practice to Central Australia where she underwent an internship at Ernabella Arts in Pukatja community, APY Lands. Most recently Hyde Page worked as Studio Manager at Bula Bula Arts in North-East Arnhem Land and is currently completing her Masters in Painting at the Royal College of Art in London.
Samara Hyde Page
Working across painting, installation, sculpture and film, my practice is focused on the pleasure of the gesture. I’m currently working on a series of layered works using semi-transparent materials to investigate temporality and distance involved in a mark. My research in abandoned and derelict spaces has led my exploration into how sensory conventions and materials question permanence. These spaces share a spectral presence and cultural afterlife lived on as a ruin and transform our role from viewer to the experiencer.
I use delicate fabrics to explore the breaking point of fragility that connects to a new reality. Painting becomes a structure to be immersed and a space to be activated by the body. The unpredictable nature of the mechanical brush disrupts the flow of each gesture and challenges how far something will go before it submits to destruction.
Just like a fragile web, life is fragile.