Kour Pour's series of three new works on paper utilize a unique, hand-painted, block printing process developed for a recent body of work. Integrating patterns and complexities inspired by Persian rugs, Intimidating Tiger, Gazing Tiger, and Hungry Tiger each contain elements referencing East Asian narrative motifs in dialogue with Western aesthetic traditions.
Each work features a tight, intimate portrait of a striped tiger, a figure often found in traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese ink paintings. Capturing a breadth of active, legible expressive states in a signature flat, bold color palette, Pour's subjects unite the composition and mark-making of early Modernists and the Bauhaus with centuries-old iconography.
These works were released on Wednesday, May 11th in collaboration with ART FOR CHANGE in support of National Pet Month. ART FOR CHANGE will donate a portion of proceeds from each work sold to Little Wanderers, an all-volunteer cat rescue group in New York City that provides critical direct rescue, foster, and rehabilitation services to the neediest cats in the toughest neighborhoods
Kour Pour, Gazing Tiger, 2022. 22 x 22 in. Image courtesy of Kour Pour and ART FOR CHANGE.
Kour Pour, Hungry Tiger, 2022. 22 x 22 in. Image courtesy of Kour Pour and ART FOR CHANGE.
Kour Pour, Intimidating Tiger, 2022. 22 x 22 in. Image courtesy of Kour Pour and ART FOR CHANGE.