Kour Pour is a British artist of Iranian descent. As such, he explores in his works the ideologies and cultural constructions of East and West, either by the appropriation and highlighting of iconic symbols derived from oriental civilizations, or by experimenting with traditional Asian techniques. He combines a historical and cultural specific moment, the figurative Orient, for instance, with the ahistorical question of painting’s material, that is, paint and color. 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 essays to translate the character of particular rugs onto the paneled surfaces.
Born in 1987, he earned his BFA at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Kour Pour was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30: Art And Style list in 2015 and 2017. He is currently based in Los Angeles.