Kamrooz Aram: Un objet, un geste
Galerie Mitterrand is pleased to announce Un objet, un geste, Kamrooz Aram's first solo exhibition in Paris. This exhibition presents new paintings and collages as well as a sculptural work.
Kamrooz Aram's work challenges the false opposition between ornamentation and abstraction by questioning its relegation to discourses of criminality and excess. In his diverse exhibitions, he stages an encounter between the Euro-American avant-garde and non-Western forms of abstraction to explore the boundaries between art, artifact and modes of presentation. His lyrical paintings and installations break down the hierarchies of modernist aesthetics to encourage us to rethink its categories as well as to rediscover these ideas and objects. By combining painting, sculpture, collage and exhibition design, he creates an interdependence between the object and its presentation that reveals the important influence of design and architecture on the interpretation of art.
Born in Shiraz, Iran, Kamrooz Aram lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA. His 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) and Ornament for Indifferent Architecture (Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium).
Kamrooz Aram, Andata (Luster on Blue Glaze) , 2021
Kamrooz Aram, Composition with lapis lazuli, cobalt and ceramic bottle, 2021
Kamrooz Aram, Untitled (Arabesque Composition in Lapis Lazuli), 2019
Kamrooz Aram, Untitled (Arabesque Composition) , 2021
Kamrooz Aram, Variations on Wine Bottle, Polychrome on White Ground,, 2021