Kour Pour

b. 1987, Exeter, England

He is an artist based in Los Angeles. He graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 2010. Recent exhibitions include Abrash at Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago, 2018); Polypainting at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, 2018); Polypainting at GNYP Gallery, (Berlin, 2018); Decoration Never Dies, Anyway at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, (Tokyo, 2017); Horror Vacui or the annihilation of space at Misako and Rosen (Tokyo, 2017); Earthquakes And The Mid Winter Burning Sun (with Kazuo Shiraga) at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2017); Labyrinth(s) at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, 2016); Onnagata at GNYP Gallery, (Berlin, 2016); Onnagata at Feuer/Mesler (New York, 2016); and Samsara at Depart Foundation (Los Angeles, 2015). Primarily working with painting and printmaking, the Pour 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. In 2019, his book was published by Skira.

Past Exhibition

Solo and Two-person Exhibitions

2019

  • Returnee, The Club, Tokyo
  • Manzareh/Keshiki/Landscape, Ever Gold Projects, San Francisco

2018

  • Abrash, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago
  • Polypainting, Gnyp Gallery, Berlin
  • Polypainting, Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

2016

  • Onnagata, Feuer/Mesler, New York
  • Onnagata, Gnyp Gallery, Berlin

2015

  • Samsara, Depart Foundation, Los Angeles

2014

  • Ozymandias, Ellis King, Dublin
  • UNTITLED, New York

Group Exhibitions

2018

  • Mossavar-Nameh, Dastan’s Basement, Tehran

2017

  • Decoration Never Dies, Anyway, Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum, Tokyo
  • Horror Vacui, or The Annihilation of Space, Misako & Rosen, Tokyo
  • Earthquakes and The Mid Winter Burning Sun, Kazuo Shiraga & Kour Pour,Ever Gold Projects, San Fransisco

2016

  • Labyrinth(s), Pearl Lam Galleries, Hong Kong

2015

  • Painting Show – Part One, Galerie Rudiger Schottle, Munich
  • From Above, Di Donna, New York

2014

  • The Go Between, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples

2012

  • In The Making, Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles, CA
  • Wet Paint 4, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Kour Pour

Mystic Waves (Seigaiha)

2019

Acrylic on canvas over panel

165.1 x 134.62 cm

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Kour Pour

Tokyo Map 1

2019

Block printing ink on canvas

99 x 78.7 cm

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Kour Pour

Triple Samurai (Yoshitoshi)

2018

Block printing ink on canvas

148.6 x 122 cm

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