Samir Hamaiel is a visual artist based in Brisbane, Australia. His architectural background - studying and practicing in the UK, The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Australia - has influenced his visual approach.
He has a particular interest in the in-between; less celebrated urban spaces which have evolved over time. This approach may be seen as a reaction against the architectural approach that often seeks to control space. Another interest is capturing the moment where natural and artificial light intersect, a fleeting moment. Film and cinematography also are a clear influence his work which often evoke a strong atmospheric setting.
Finalist, Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize
Highly commended, Milburn Art Award
Certificate of Merit, Moreton Bay Art Awards
Acquired by Toowoomba Regional Gallery
Winner, Art-force Awards, Brisbane