40,000 - 60,000 USD
bidding is closed
- Kour Pour
- signed and dated 2011 on the overlap
- acrylic on canvas stretched over panel
- Framed: 72 7/8 by 48 7/8 in. 185.1 by 124.1 cm.
"Carpets were a part of my childhood growing up in England. I remember my Father’s rug shop, and how he would hand-dye sections of carpets that had faded away, in order to bring them back to their original colors. I felt that in doing this, my Father was making an effort to maintain all their history and meaning, as if he was bringing the carpets back to life. When I first moved to Los Angeles I had feelings of displacement and much like the faded carpets, I too felt a part of my history disappear. I started the carpet painting series and noticed how art and objects could play an increasingly important role in our diverse society. Through making these paintings I am constantly learning more about my background and the rich mix of culture that surrounds me and the carpets." Kour Pour