Navid Nuur: Sandman’s Sand

On learning to see nothingness

By Dominic van den Boogerd

Navid Nurr, Sandman's Sand, 2017 (installation view). Photo: Jhoeko. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam

Galerie Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam, 15 April – 20 May According to Navid Nuur, the largest mono-chrome in the world is the one we see when we close our eyes. Ever since he was a child, the Dutch-Iranian artist has been trying to work out what he sees under such circumstances, and all his ‘paintings’ – made in an array of formats, colours, materials, not all involving paint – are attempts to represent it. His latest work in this longstanding series,…

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