Thursday, December 3, 2015

Artnet talks with Salman Toor about modern life & Sufism

ARTNET | NEWS
Salman Toor. Courtesy of the artist.
Salman Toor is the best kind of contemporary painter: funny, insightful, and not afraid to get personal. His colorful, figurative images are both intimate and relatable, featuring crowds of people engaging in romantic or imaginative adventures, filled with references to the artist's many travels and international background. Born in Pakistan in 1983 and living and working in Brooklyn today, Toor received his MFA in painting from the Pratt Institute in 2009, and uses a variety of visual languages inherited from both Eastern and Western pop culture. [link]

Salman Toor, Transliteration Game (2015). Courtesy of Aicon Gallery.