Kour Pour (b. 1987, Exeter, England) 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 GNYP Gallery, (Berlin, 2016); Polypainting at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, 2018); Grinding at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 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). Pour was featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30: Art And Style list in 2015 and 2017. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include Ever Gold [Projects] (San Francisco, 2019), and Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art (2019).

 

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Exhibitions with Ever Gold [Projects]:

Mario Ayala, Petra Collins, Petra Cortright, Oscar Murillo, Kour Pour, Sterling Ruby, Tom Sachs, Kazuo Shiraga, and Takis
Grinding
September 9 – October 21, 2017

Kazuo Shiraga and Kour Pour
Earthquakes and the Mid Winter Burning Sun
January 10 – March 18, 2017

 

 

Selected Press:

The Japan Times: The elaboration of decoration as art
Forbes: 30 Under 30 Europe 2017: The Arts
Forbes: 30 Under 30 2015: Arts & Style
Architectural Digest: Kour Pour’s First Solo Exhibition Opens
W Magazine: Kour Pour

 

 

Kour Pour
History Painting, 2016
Paper pulp on panel in walnut frame
39.5 x 33.75 x 2.25 inches

 

 

Kour Pour
Paris Syndrome, 2016
Block printing ink on canvas
87 x 78.5 inches (221 x 200 cm)

 

 

Kour Pour
Neotectonic Map Tokyo, 2016
Block printing ink on canvas
78.75 x 60 inches

 

 

Kour Pour
Tectonic Ukiyo-e Painting, 2016
Block printing ink on canvas
59 x 50 inches

 

 

Kour Pour
Landscape Painting, 2016
Block printing ink on canvas
81 x 71 inches

 

 

Process photograph taken at Kour Pour’s studio in Inglewood, California, 2016.

 

 

Installation view, Earthquakes and the Mid Winter Burning Sun, Kazuo Shiraga and Kour Pour at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, 2017.

 

 

Installation view, Earthquakes and the Mid Winter Burning Sun, Kazuo Shiraga and Kour Pour at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, 2017.

 

 

Kour Pour
Cropped Landscape, 2017
Block printing ink on canvas
51 h x 40.5 w inches

 

 

Installation view, Grinding at Ever Gold [Projects], San Francisco, 2017. Kour Pour’s Cropped Landscape (2017) at center, with sculpture by Tom Sachs to left and painting by Kazuo Shiraga to right.

 

 

 

 

KOUR POUR

Born 1987, Exeter, England
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

Education

2010
BFA, Otis College of Art and Design (Los Angeles, CA)

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018
Abrash at Shane Campbell Gallery (Chicago, IL)
Polypainting at GNYP Gallery (Berlin, Germany)
Polypainting at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, China)

2016
Onnagata at Feuer/Mesler (New York, NY)
Onnagata at GNYP Gallery (Berlin, Germany)

2015
Samsara at Depart Foundation (Los Angeles, CA)

2014
Ozymandias at Ellis King (Dublin, Ireland)
UNTITLED (New York, NY)

 

 

Two Person Exhibitions

2017
Kazuo Shiraga & Kour Pour, Earthquakes and The Mid Winter Burning Sun at Ever Gold [Projects] (San Fransisco, CA)

 

 

Group Exhibitions

2018
Mossavar-Nameh at Dastan’s Basement (Tehran, Iran)

2017
Decoration Never Dies, Anyway at Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Museum (Tokyo, Japan)
Horror Vacui, or The Annihilation of Space at Misako & Rosen (Tokyo, Japan)

2016
Labyrinth(s) at Pearl Lam Galleries (Hong Kong, China)

2015
Painting Show – Part One at Galerie Rudiger Schottle (Munich, Germany)
From Above at Di Donna (New York, NY)

2014
The Go Between at Museo di Capodimonte (Naples, Italy)

2012
In The Making at Roberts & Tilton (Los Angeles, CA)
Wet Paint 4 at Steve Turner Gallery (Los Angeles, CA)