Pour (b. 1987) is a British artist of Iranian descent based in Los Angeles. He has been exploring various aspects of identity formations and, consequently, his work investigates the ideological constructions of what we call the West and the East. Pour works mainly with paintings, where he explores the Orient either by the very appropriation and highlighting of iconic symbols derived from oriental civilizations, or by experimenting with traditional Asian techniques. In the contemporary art world, Kour Pour has become famous for his paintings based on rugs and carpets. Using a range of different techniques, such as silkscreen printing or the application of several paint layers by the use of a broomstick, Kour Pour translates the characteristic of particular rugs onto the paneled surfaces.
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Polypainting, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong
Mossavar-Nameh, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran (Iran)