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FOCUS: Kamrooz Aram

Installation view at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, USA, 2018

Courtesy of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

"Shapes and patterns in Aram’s Focus paintings are contained in precise rectangular borders that mimic the carpet designs from which they are derived. Borders of blue and white, painted inside of blue and red guidelines, begin at the very edge of each painting, with each successive border framing the next, until exploded views of floral patterns dot the surfaces across the canvases. Sometimes symbolizing rebirth or prosperity, these floral symbols emerge from light washes of paint, moved about in swatches of soft strokes that abruptly lift from the surface, leaving evidence of movement in all directions and recording the erasures of repainting of patterns."

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