Untitled (2014-2017)

Navid Nuur

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About the edition

Navid Nuur’s practice explores the human relationship to our universe and natural world. Using experimental methods he examines the potential of ideas to be manifested through various materials. In the past he has worked with substances such as lead or smelted bronze, studying the alchemical transformation of solid matter into liquid, and the potential of materials in flux to be moulded into something else.

This screenprint on clay is derived from a photograph of tree roots reaching down into the black void of a waterhole. Throughout the making process he investigates how materials may respond to human presence, rather than being inert and subject to the artist’s creative will - with failure and perseverance becoming part of the work. This image and its clay ground, both suggestive of natural cyclical processes, imply an effort towards transition: between here and the void, the known and the unknown, light and blackness, and the seen and unseen world.

Each work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity which has been numbered, signed and bitten by the artist.

Printed at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio and fired by Fran Marquis Ceramics, Arbroath, Scotland.

Year 2017
Edition of 10
Media Screenprint on clay
Dimensions 28 x 18.5 x 1cm
Signature Each work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity which has been numbered, signed and bitten by the artist

About Navid Nuur

Born in Tehran, Navid Nuur lives and works in The Hague. He studied at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Plymouth University. Nuur has shown internationally with exhibitions at the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Kunsthalle, St. Gallen; Parasol Unit, London; and a solo exhibition at Dundee Contemporary Arts, RENDERENDER.

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