Sam Octigan 'Ecdysis'

Sam Octigan is a visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His practice typically centres with painting on canvas, exploring the intersection of narrative and abstract form. Endlessly fascinated from a young age with the visual image and how we as humans connect to it, his current work seeks to delve deeper into the alchemy of what makes an arresting image to an audience, while exploring his own personal interests in memory, history, growth, home and truth.

His upcoming show at Outré Gallery on May 12 is titled 'Ecdysis'. Ecdysis is the process of shedding skin or malting fur or feathers in animals. Sam parallels this process in the evolution of an animal with that of a human; shedding the old to make way for the new. Exploring a human’s need to shed beliefs as opposed to shedding old skin.