Kour Pour (b. 1987, Exeter, England) is an British/Iranian artist who deals with the concept of Persian tribal textile designs synthesizing the traditional cultural patterns into paintings representing the rituals of the animal hunt with vibrant colors and faded symbolism. His painting communicates the impact of reproduction and what happens to culture/meaning/society when it is represented in different media such as the internet and digital images, playing with issues of authenticity and simulation. The rug paintings are hand painted and then sanded to create a faded or antiqued effect. The image of the carpet looks textured but is actually flat, much like what happens to an image online from where Pour obtains his source material. You can see how he translated his style into a coloring book page in Between the Lines: An RxART Coloring Book by Contemporary Artists – Volume 9.
Pour received his BFA from Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles.