Salman Toor

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Salman Toor
Camera Group
Ink and gouache on paper.
18 x 12 inches (45.7 x 30.5 cm)
Gift of Lawrence and Lucy Ricciardi.

Salman Toor emigrated from Pakistan to the US in 2002 to study art. When he graduated from Pratt Institute in 2009, he was creating figurative paintings in the academic tradition. A few years later he adopted a looser style, with cartoony elements influenced by his interest in graphic novels. He also turned to subjects that reflected his own life as a gay, immigrant, Brown man. Camera Group belongs to a series on immigration in which Toor explored costume and ideas of cultural origins, mixing the familiar and the fantastical. Here, he conveys the shyness and vulnerability of a group of immigrants being photographed as they enter a new country.

The artist (Luhring Augustine, New York).
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