Kour Pour

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Biography

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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Solo Exhibitions

2019

Returnee, THE CLUB, Tokyo (Japan)

Manzareh/Keshiki/Landscape, Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco (USA)


2018

Abrash, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago (USA)

Kour Pour and Su Dongping, Two Solo Exhibitions, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

Polypainting, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Polypainting, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong


2016

Onnagata, GNYP Gallery, Berlin (Germany)

Onnagata, Mesler Feuer, New York and The American Academy, Rome (Italy)


2015

Samsara, Depart Foundation, Los Angeles (USA)


2014

Ozymandias, Ellis King, Dublin (Ireland)

Kour Pour, UNTITLED, New York (USA)


Group Exhibitions

2020

Glitch: Art and Technology Exhibitions, Margo Veillon Gallery, AUC Tahrir Square, The American University in Cairo, Cairo (Egypt)


2019

LA Painting, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster (UK)

Gold Standard, Ever Gold [Projects], San Fransisco (USA)

Centennial: 100 Years of Otis College Alumni, Ben Maltz Gallery - Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles (USA)


2018

Mossavar-Nameh, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran (Iran)


2017

Grinding, Ever Gold [Projects], San Fransisco (USA)

Kazuo Shiraga & Kour Pour, Earthquakes and The Mid Winter Burning Sun, Ever Gold [Projects], San Fransisco (USA)

Decoration Never Dies, Anyway, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo (Japan)

Horror Vacui, or The Annihilation of Space, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo (Japan)


2016

Labyrinth(s), Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong


2015

From Above, Di Donna, New York (USA)

Painting Show – Part One, Galerie Ruddier Schöttle, Munich (Germany)


2014

The Go Between, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples (Italy)


2012

Wet Paint 4, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles (USA)

In The Making, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles (USA)