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Abdullah Khan

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Abdullah Khan

Born: 1987

Hometown: Hyderabad

Based in: Hyderabad

 

After first drawn to painting after being inspired by Cubism's proposal of perceiving the physical, I create works that play on human vision and perception. I am keenly interested in the intersection of abstraction and representation, subconscious and conscious, art and technology.

I am very much inspired by David Hockney, Picasso, Bacon, SH Raza, among others. Any number of subjects from my rather broad and arcane interests as well as my own contemplations and observations of the current zeitgeist inspire my work. I intend to continue making geometrics although I have painted large, life-size animals and humans in my style, as well as landscapes, a series of mountains which I will continue to expand, as well as pure conceptual abstractions designed to allow the mind to relax and wander, and induce mindfulness.

My artworks are creations made by hand, thoroughly researched, precisely mapped and measured before painting with hundreds of layers in a technique I've developed over 4 years of painting: clean, crisp lines separating blocks of colour, with visible brushstroke texture. I always start from scratch, on a blank piece of paper. Most of the time there is a concept or subject behind a painting that had particular significance or had inspired me based around which an artwork is created. Other times the specific materials dictate the piece into a composition that complements it. I often use hardware brushes for their granular texture to compliment my speedy brush strokes.

I am very much curious of new and emergent technologies and how they continue to drive progress and further innovation, pushing our collective knowledge forward, and how they affect the sensibilities of form, design, and art. The end result of the work is an object that remains decidedly analog and handcrafted in the face of increasing automation, yet developed aided by modern technology.

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Grey Wolf

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

US$ 3,000

Killer Whale

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

US$ 2,700

Ararat

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

US$ 3,000

Samurai Sword

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

US$ 2,500

Legacy

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

US$ 1,800

Cave Lion

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

Sold

Blue Whale

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

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Saccades

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

US$ 2,500

Consonance

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

US$ 2,000

Mountainside, Dawn

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

Sold

Grace

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

Sold

Great White

Abdullah Khan, India

Painting

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Who are some artists that have influenced your work?

Hockney, Monet, Picasso, Bacon, Raza

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