Kamrooz Aram

Untitled (Arabesque Composition), 2021

Oil, wax crayon and pencil on linen
53.94 x 48.03 in ( 137 x 122 cm ), Unique
Untitled (Arabesque Composition in Lapis Lazuli), 2019

Lapis Lazuli oil paint and pencil on linen
107.87 x 72.05 in ( 274 x 183 cm ), Unique
Variations on Wine Bottle, Polychrome on White Ground, 2021

Oil, colored pencil and book pages on linen
107.87 x 72.05 in ( 274 x 183 cm ), Unique
Composition with lapis lazuli, cobalt and ceramic bottle, 2021

Lapis lazuli and cobalt oil paint on linen, lapis lazuli and cobalt oil paint on wood, marble, ceramic
41.73 x 7.87 x 7.87 in ( 106 x 20 x 20 cm ), Unique
Andata (Luster on Blue Glaze), 2021

Oil, Pencil and book page on linen
24.02 x 20.08 in ( 61 x 51 cm ), Unique

Kamrooz Aram’s work disrupts the false opposition between ornament and abstraction, and challenges ornament’s relegation to discourses of criminality and excess. In his wide-ranging exhibitions, he stages an encounter between the Euro-American avant-garde and non-western forms of abstraction, interrogating the boundaries between art, artifact, and modes of display. His lyrical paintings and arrangements break down the hierarchies of modernist aesthetics, asking that we rethink its categories and re-encounter these ideas andobjects anew. By disaggregating objects from their display, Aram’s installations reveal the role that architecture and design play in the representation of and reception of art.


Kamrooz Aram was born in Shiraz, Iran and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, USA. Recent exhibitions include: Lives of Forms: Kamrooz Aram and Iman Issa, Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Design and Architecture, Hasselt, Belgium; The New Arabesque, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi, India; An Object, A Gesture, A Décor, FLAG Art Foundation, New York; In Memory of the Arabesque, Green Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE; Focus: Kamrooz Aram, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Ancient Blue Ornament, The Atlanta Contemporary; Ornament for Indifferent Architecture, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium.

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