Kamrooz Aram visited campus this week in conjunction with the exhibit Merging Influence: Eastern Elements in New American Art. He gave a gallery talk on Thursday lunchtime and later that night participated in A Contemporary Cocktail, where he was interviewed by Curator Shana Dumont. Aram spoke eloquently about the New York art world, art fairs, and his experience as a contemporary artist. In discussing his own work he talked of content versus process, the power of beauty, the importance of authenticity, and spectacle. In addition to his incredibly rich paintings, the artist also creates impressive micro-pen drawings. A number of which will be on view at the NADA Art Fair in conjunction with the 2007 Art Basel:Miami.
The Gleam of the Morning's First Beam, 2005, Oil and stickers on canvas 84 x 120 inches