Kour Pour, Su Dongping
Jan 19 – Mar 16
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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