Kour Pour, Coy Tiger (Maroon & Gold), 2022; Hand-Embellished, Signed, and Numbered Limited Edition Print
Kour Pour (b. 1987, Exeter, England) is a British-Iranian artist based in Los Angeles investigating his experience of living between cultures. Pour’s visually complex paintings, prints, sculptures and collages draw upon non-Western craft and decorative traditions in a meditation on global exchange, identity and migration. Persian rug motifs and patterns frequently populate the artist’s work in a nod to the displacement and transitions experienced by migrant communities throughout the western world. The artist received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Recent exhibitions include New Homes, New Places at Gallery 1957 (London, UK); Familiar Spirits at Kavi Gupta (Chicago, IL); Wild Garden at Sargent’s Daughters (New York, NY); and A Boundless Drop to a Boundless Ocean at the Orlando Museum of Art (Orlando, FL) among others. The artist’s work has been featured in a number of publications including the Financial Times, Cultured, LA Weekly, and Hyperallergic among others.
In celebration of the Year of the Tiger, Coy Tiger in Blue is the newest, delightful series of hand-embellished block prints from Kour Pour. In the vein of the Bauhaus School and early European Modernists, Pour shows off his keen sense of color and space in a set of compelling combinations in vibrant hues that toy with the edge of nature and artifice. Pour’s tiger comes alive with swirls of stripes, piercing eyes and a full, whimsical smirk as if in the middle of a laugh. Symbolizing strength, bravery and fierce independence in the Chinese Zodiac, while the tiger may have placed third in the mythical, celestial race, it is at the top of our hearts in Pour’s playful rendition of this powerful feline. The artist has printed and embellished these works by hand, making each piece unique.
ART FOR CHANGE will donate a portion of proceeds to the International Rescue Committee in support of humanitarian aid in the wake of the devastating earthquakes in Syria and Turkey for the duration of 5 Years: An Art For Change Survey on view through March 25, 2023. As in all series, the artist will receive 50% of the net proceeds of print sales.
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