Discover one-on-one discussions about each artist’s work, between the curator and artists from RELATIONS: Diaspora and Painting. Here’s an interview with artist Salman Toor.
Salman Toor’s works have ranged in style from meticulously executed nineteenth century-style history painting to loosely painted and abstracted figuration employing design elements and visual language from both Eastern and Western pop culture. Toor’s brushstrokes place young, queer, brown men in scenes of love, friendship, and solitude in luscious oil paintings. In his work, he challenges the systematic exclusion from art history of queer men of colour. Beauty, vulnerability, and power shine through each painting.