From intricately painted decorative canvases to large scale abstractions, Pour creates vivid works that are built up in many layers using a variety of painting and printmaking techniques drawn together from global traditions of art. Making use of a wide range of source material, from Oriental carpets to Japanese ukiyo-e prints, the artist creates works that offer new interpretations of familiar cultural imagery. Among many interests, Pour often tackles themes such as the role of originality and appropriation within cultural exchange and how identity can affect the way art is viewed and valued. The profound energy felt throughout Pour’s work stems from the artist’s biography, which is tied to the historic and present-day movement of people and culture around the world. Texts by Alex Bacon, Shiva Balaghi and Masako Tanaka.