Nejat Sati is part of a generation of artists who have used innovative techniques to transform the discipline of painting. Prior to commencing a painting, Sati mixes his paint with a viscous, transparent acrylic gel. A generous amount of this mixture is then swept across the canvas and over its edges by either a brush or a squeegee. Once dry, the pigmented gel’s waxy consistency transforms into a hard, shiny, plastic-like surface. Due his material’s semi-transparent nature, the artist does not fully control the outcome and often small bands of underlying color peer through, contrasting with the color of the uppermost layer, creating a sense of movement. Therefore, while the creation of each work is similar, nuances in composition and shade make each outcome distinctively different from the last.