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The Tuners

The Tuners, 2005-2019 - Navid Nuur

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The Tuners, 2005-2019

Navid Nuur

Mixed Media
36 x 48 cm / 14.17 x 18.9 inch
Unique painting in a series of 25 variations, signed by the artist

  • Medium: Paint, pens, markers on the PVC-coated fabric
  • This work is unframed
  • Ships from / pick up at London (UK)

about this work

This edition is part of an on-going series of works Navid Nuur has been working on since 2005, under the title The Tuners. These apparently randomly painted doodles are in fact informed by the unconscious or consciously made marks that people leave behind on the counters of stationery shops after trying out various pens. Collecting such test papers from around the world Nuur surprisingly, discovered that the marks made by customers have a lot in common: all had similar squiggly strokes. Using such mundane occurrences as a point of departure to explore the possibility for a universal language, the artist extracts something primal about these marks, a commonality that surely unites us that exists whatever language, alphabet or script we use.

While this limited edition interrelates with the colourful compositions which constitute the large scale paintings featured in the exhibitions, it also keeps its singularity of the random doodles with each copy being a unique variant hand-made by the artist.

about Navid Nuur

°1976, Tehran (IR) – lives and works in The Hague (NL)

The work of Navid Nuur is based on phenomenological experience. He commonly attributes transformative properties to found objects, thereby repositioning their function, meaning and impact in ways that provide viewers with a whole new experience. Whilst often sculptural in form, Nuur’s works are neither sculptures nor installations. Nuur rather uses the term ‘interimodules’ as he considers them “temporary module-like works that feed off each other when they are together”.

Navid Nuur has had numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at Bonnefanten Museum, Maastricht; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and S.M.A.K., Ghent. His work has been shown in several major group exhibitions at venues such as Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; and Marta Herford Museum, Herford. He also participated at the Bienal de la Habana in 2015; and the 54th Biennale di Venezia in 2011.

Navid Nuur is represented by the following galleries;
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Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

Galeria Plan B, Cluj / Berlin

Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin / Paris

You can also find more works by Navid Nuur on his own website.

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