Un objet, un geste

10/09 > 30/10 2021
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Exhibition view
Untitled (Arabesque Composition in Lapis Lazuli), 2019
Untitled (Arabesque Composition in Lapis Lazuli), 2019
Kamrooz Aram

Lapis Lazuli oil paint and pencil on linen
107.87 x 72.05 in ( 274 x 183 cm )
Unique
Untitled (Arabesque Composition), 2021
Untitled (Arabesque Composition), 2021
Kamrooz Aram

Oil, wax crayon and pencil on linen
53.94 x 48.03 in ( 137 x 122 cm )
Unique




Galerie Mitterrand is pleased to announce, Un objet, un geste, Kamrooz Aram’s first solo exhibition in Paris. The exhibition includes new paintings, collages and a sculptural work.

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.


Sadia Shirazi


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.