Nassau County Museum of Art

Constance Schwartz, Director & Curator
Roslyn Harbor, New York, US


.... From the dramatic intensity and freshness of style and color, it is evident that Sammouns canvases are painted directly on to the canvas without any preconceived drawing. It is the artists direct and objective assault on the canvas mostly completed within one sitting that preserves the brilliance of the finished aesthetic. He has the ability to transform his visual perception into a material form, expressing what his senses perceive. Indeed, the history of art is a history of modes of visual perception, of the ways in which man has seen the world.

Sammoun has indeed built upon history to develop a personal style that is reflective of his inner being. Nothing is held back by these emotionally charged canvases that capture the essence of Nature as recreated by Man, in this instance Samir Sammoun.