Altoon Sultan

White Behind Red, 2011, egg tempera on calfskin parchment, 6 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.
Red/Blue Ground, 2011, hand dyed wool on linen, 11 x 10 in.

I began doing rug hooking in 2006 just to make rugs for my house, then realized it could be a way of pursuing my beloved minimalist abstraction. Now it’s an essential part of my work and has influenced my painting, which of course is still seen as primary because I’ve been a painter for 40 years, exhibited painting for 30. But now my dream show would be one in which paintings, textiles and hooked wool drawings are intermingled. As for my photography and writing, I don’t see myself as either a Photographer or Writer, though others have insisted that I am; I see that work as another aspect of my rounded artistic life.   –Altoon Sultan, 2012


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