Salman Toor conjures lush, atmospheric interiors, realms occupied by queer, worldly urban men who dance, drink cocktails and gaze into the glow of their smart phones. Toor’s scenes simultaneously convey a feeling of warmth, nostalgia, and alienation. The works explore representations of gay male identity and reveal the tension between the private and public spheres. 


Recent solo exhibitions include Salman Toor: New Paintings and Drawings, M Woods, Beijing (CN); Salman Toor: No Ordinary Love, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (US); Salman Toor, Hayward Gallery Billboard, Hayward Gallery, London (UK); How Will I Know, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (US); I Know a Place, Nature Morte Gallery, New Delhi (IN); New Paintings, O Art Space, Lahore (PK) and Time After Time, Aicon Gallery, New York, NY (US). Selected collections include Tate, London (UK); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (US); Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL (US); Aïshti Foundation, Jal El Dib (LB); Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (US); M Woods, Beijing (CN); PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montréal (CA); RISD Museum, Providence, RI (US) and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (US).


Salman Toor participates in the exhibition Close, curated by Russell Tovey, on view March 4 - April 6, 2023. For information about the artist please visit Luhring Augustine.