By means of the most summary of output, British artist Idris Khan is talking to us in the most literal of approaches. By way of paintings and sculpture, Khan is in a frequent dialogue in between lightness and darkness obviously at the time we reside, a pivotal discourse. On the celebration of his new print with Migrate Art, “I Assumed We Had A lot more Time…,” with 100% of revenue will be despatched to Disasters Crisis Committee via the Night Standard’s Ukraine Attraction, this conversation of universality and tragedy is at the forefront.
As Sean Kelley notes of Khan’s operate: “Even though Khan’s frame of mind is a lot more painterly than photographic, he normally employs the instruments of photomechanical replica to build his perform. Photographing or scanning from secondary supply material–sheet music, webpages from the Qur’an, reproductions of late Caravaggio paintings–he then builds up the layers of scans digitally, which lets him to meticulously command moment variances in distinction, brightness and opacity. The resultant photographs are often huge-scale C-prints with surfaces that have a impressive optical depth.”