Kamrooz Aram, Nocturne 3 (Departing Nocturne), 2019. Oil, oil crayon, wax pencil and pencil on linen, 193 x 152.4 cm

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KAMROOZ ARAM
Bio: Iranian, b. 1978
Title: Nocturne 3 (Departing Nocturne), 2019
Medium: Oil, oil crayon, wax pencil and pencil on
linen
Size: 193 x 152.4 cm
Acquired by: Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Artist represented by: Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Acquisition date: 2019
Kamrooz Aram, Nocturne 3 (Departing Nocturne), 2019. Oil, oil crayon, wax pencil and pencil on linen, 193 x 152.4 cm
Kamrooz Aram, Nocturne 3 (Departing Nocturne), 2019. Oil, oil crayon, wax pencil and pencil on linen, 193 x 152.4 cm

Over the years, Aram has developed a rich painterly language through which he has explored the fraught position of ornament and the decorative in the history and discourse of modern art. In Arabesque, the artist continues this trajectory in new works that explore the term Arabesque as it has been used in art history, as well as the multiple meanings the term might have for the artist personally. These paintings range from those bound closely to the logic of the grid, to those painted completely free-form, without any underlying structure. The result is a diverse group of works that exemplify Aram’s versatility and deep engagement with the medium of painting.

Photo by Jeffrey Sturges
Copyright: The Artist © Kamrooz Aram
Courtesy of the Artist and Green Art Gallery, Dubai
Credit line: Art Gallery of New South Wales
Roger Pietri Fund and the Asian Collection Benefactors’ Fund 2019

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