Pearl Lam Galleries Pedder Building

Kour Pour, Su Dongping

Jan 19 – Mar 16

Kour Pour_Geometric Painting 1_76.2x63.5cm_acrylic on canvas over panel

Geometric Painting by Kour Pour, Acrylic on canvas over panel, 76.2 x 63.5 cm.


Kour Pour is known for his elaborate carpet paintings that depict familiar symbols of different cultures and universal concepts of beauty. Inspired by an early education in textiles from his Iranian-born father, who owned a carpet shop in the UK, he translates intricate patterns from old carpets onto panelled surfaces.

Su Dognaping was born in Shenyang, China. He taught painting and art history for over 20 years after graduating from Lu Xun Academy of Fine Arts. Su’s works are informed by Taoist philosopher Laozi during his formative years in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. His calligrapher father had a great impact on Su’s artistic practice; Su’s father taught him the concept of “bu miao”, meaning not only to depict the shape of characters, but to express the spirit and thoughts on paper spontaneously and decisively. By applying layers with thick paint day after day, Su’s paintings register his life experiences and are infused with a strong sense of recluse. Not wanting to conform to conventional practices, the artist withdrew from traditional education, family, and his social environment, awakening an inner impulse. The artist’s dynamic brushwork conveys a longing for freedom, and the constant negotiation with uncertainty is what makes abstract painting relevant.


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Pearl Lam Galleries Hong Kong, Asia’s most dynamic art gallery dedicated to Chinese and International contemporary art and design is located on the 6th floor of Peddar Building. Pearl Lam Galleries will further build the Galleries’ long-standing ethos for presenting an exhibition program of the very highest quality, collaborating with emerging and established artists and renowned curators, and promoting cross-cultural and multi disciplinary art from both Asia and the West.

Represented artists:

Entang Wiharso
Golnaz Fathi
Jason Martin
Jenny Holzer
Jim Lambie
Lan Zhenghui
Lei Hong
Li Tianbing
Li Xiaojing
Michael Wilkinson
Qiu Xiaofei
Su Xiaobai
Wang Nanfei
Wang Yihua
Zhang Huan
Zhang Yu
Zhou Yinghua
Zhu Jinshi