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Aleah Koury

Aleah Koury

Aleah Koury comes from a diverse artistic background, with a Bachelor Degree in ceramics, and a Master’s in printmaking. This has encouraged him to be bold in experimenting with new materials and imagery.  At various times he has incorporated collage, printing, found materials, and a variety of different types of paint media in his work.

A gifted colourist, over the past decade Koury has increasingly been drawn to pastel as the purest expression of the colourist’s art.  By the late 1980’s Koury had made a national reputation with a series of abstracted landscapes called “Skyscapes.”  In these works the gesture of the artist and the full brilliance of colour are revealed in the unclouded intensity of the raw, pastel pigment.

More recently, Koury has further stretched the expressive possibilities of pastel by combining it with enamel and latex paints, gold, bronze and silver leafing, oil pastel and pencil to create works of spectacular richness and texture.  The abstract “D” series hint at the decorative sensibility of Klimt and Jugendstil while the floating geometric forms recall Klee or Miro.  The “Gardens” and “Floral Still Life” series draw inspiration from the 19th century French master Odilon Redon as well as Koury’s own California garden and particularly the exotic orchids, which he cultivates.

In all these works it is the uninhibited sensuality of color that is the true subject, whether found in the beauty of the natural world or the poetry of the imagination.

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