Navid Nuur – LUBE LOVE

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What makes the work of Navid Nuur so special is his ability to combine the inquiring with the personal, with the poetic, with the metaphysical even. Whether it concerns the dissection of a fluorescent tube to the level of the used coating on the inside, possibly combined with the ashes of a deceased person, to visualize the transition from the material to the immaterial. Or the fact that the black ink of a marker actually consists out of several colors. What becomes visible when you make the written text wet, which Nuur then combines with his poetic brainwaves. In all his text works – exemplary for Navid Nuur’s art – the work goes beyond just a formal discovery or scientific understanding but he does transform them into metaphors in a highly personal story. Works that touch you, often even literally by escaping odors or the possibility of participation by the viewer, but above all figuratively, works that deeply move you.

Navid Nuur’s solo LUBE LOVE at the Maastricht Bonnefantenmuseum runs until January 26, 2014.

Navid Nuur - LUBE LOVE 01Navid Nuur – ‘Untitled’ (WHAT EVER) (2006-2013). Ink on canvas, balloons and gravity.

Navid Nuur - LUBE LOVE 02Navid Nuur – ‘Untitled’ (WHAT EVER) (2006-2013). Ink on canvas, balloons and gravity.

Navid Nuur - LUBE LOVE 03Navid Nuur – ‘Untitled’ (ENCOUNTER) (2005-2008). Copper plate and Vicks Vaporub.

Navid Nuur - LUBE LOVE 06Navid Nuur – ‘The agreement (2012-2013). Neon filled with blue gas and coated with the ash of the burned letter, letter and marker.

Navid Nuur - LUBE LOVE 05Navid Nuur – ‘The agreement (2012-2013). Neon filled with blue gas and coated with the ash of the burned letter, letter and marker.

Navid Nuur - LUBE LOVE 04Navid Nuur – ‘Untitled’ (Distant relations between lovers could fail by the lack of your true focus) (1986-2008).

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