Art In America

Kour Pour

at Untitled,
30 Orchard St.

 

 

 

The first giveaway that Los Angeles-based Kour Pour's carpet paintings are not simply faithful reproductions are the pops of neon pink and orange pigment that jump out of his 8-by-6-foot canvases, teeming with intricate floral and geometric patterns and figures of warriors and dragons, genies and nomads. Each of the seven paintings in this show-Pour's first solo-are based on a different rug, photos of which the artist found while scouring auction and exhibition catalogues. After silkscreening an image of the rug over layers of gesso, Pour meticulously hand paints certain details, erases others with a circular saw, and re-paints, over the course of months.

 

 

 

 

 

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