THE CLUB x Kour Pour: “Returnee”
Multicultural painter and printmaker Kour Pour brings a selection of new work to his first solo exhibition in Japan. Primarily working with painting and printmaking, the artist treats the history of painting as a framework to explore the products of cultural exchange and the possibilities for creativity and hybridization within the medium. The works encompass diverse subject matter and culturally specific references ranging from Persian miniature painting to ukiyo–e prints, and Western Abstraction to Eastern landscape painting.
Part a product of the artist’s multicultural upbringing, and part product of his interest in broader histories of migration concerning people, objects and images; Pour’s work shares a vibrant energy through the use of rich colors, dynamic compositions and various processes. Based in Los Angeles, this truly international artist has exhibited in Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Berlin, as well as Tokyo.
Image: Kour Pour, Mystic Waves (Seigaiha), 2019, 165.10 × 134.62 cm, Courtesy of Kour Pour