Salman Toor: NextGen Artist Monitor – July 2021
- Analyst: James Cocksey
- Pages: 6
- Access: Tracker
Through vibrant and insightful figurative paintings, the artwork of Salman Toor (b. 1983, Lahore, Pakistan) captures intimate and solitary moments in everyday life, typically of young gay men ensconced in contemporary cosmopolitan culture. He draws upon art-historical traditions of European painting, with influences ranging from Baroque, Rococo and Impressionist masters and disrupts entrenched attitudes towards race and gender prevalent within these traditions, by introducing elements of humour, fantasy and cultural hybridity. Toor graduated with a BFA (hons) in Painting and Drawing at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2006 and an MFA in Painting from New York’s Pratt Institute in 2008. He lives and works in New York.
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