Saturday, February 27, 2021

"The Star" by Salman Toor

"The Star" by Salman Toor

If you are in New York City or perhaps planning to visit there sometime soon you may want to check out painter Salman Toor's first solo show "How Will I Know" at the Whitney Museum. The exhibition runs until April 4, 2021. There's one piece from 2018 but the rest were all painted in one year (2019 - 2020). They're all wonderful!

The painting above is one of his works that I particularly like, it's titled "The Star". Writer Anni Irish describes Toor's work as one where he "...considers the role of the queer diaspora through the lens of the Middle East and South East Asia. Drawing on domestic spaces interspersed with deeply intimate moments, Toor’s canvases excite and pique interest with every stroke. Many of the works consist of a mashup of modern references such as Vans sneakers, Apple computers, cell phones, and charging cords with a nod to art history."

Here's another beautiful piece titled, "Bar Boy".

"Bar Boy" by Salman Toor

Salman Toor, 38, was born in Lahore (Pakistan) but lives and works in New York City. He graduated with a Masters of Fine Art (Painting) from The Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New York) in 2009. 

You can visit Salman Toor's official website here.

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