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SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
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SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)

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SALMAN TOOR (B. 1983)
Untitled
signed in Urdu and dated ''09' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm.)
Painted in 2009.
Provenance
Canvas Gallery, Karachi
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2009

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In my art history classes at college in Ohio I learned about the grimy peasants in David Teniers and Bruegel, the dark-skinned servants in Dutch genre paintings, the steely refinement of an Anthony van Dyck subject, the sordid nightlife of Impressionist Paris. Within these were ways of looking at the relationship between the rich and the poor, ways of portraying foreignness, race, power, dignity, exoticism, difference. By continuing to paint, I feel I’m constantly redefining my relationship to this material that I never get tired of.
—Salman Toor

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