British Artist Kour Pour And Chinese Artist Su Dongping In Dialogue

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British Artist Kour Pour is known for his elaborate carpet paintings that depict familiar symbols of different cultures and universal concepts of beauty, while the works of Chinese artist’s Su Dongping are informed by Taoist philosopher Laozi.


Kour Pour is known for his elaborate carpet paintings which speak to a childhood enjoying an early education in textiles from his Iranian-born father, who owned a carpet shop in the UK. Pour translates intricate patterns from old carpets onto panelled surfaces.

Shenyang-born Chinese artist Su Dongping’s works were 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 spontaneouslyand 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 introversion. Through his dynamic brushwork, he conveys a longing for freedom.


When: 19 Jan 2018 - 16 Mar 2018 Where: Pearl Lam Galleries – Pedder building, 12 Pedder Street – Central