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Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 99.1cm(H) x 66.0cm(W) x 2.5cm(D) / 39.0"(H) x 26.0"(W) x 1.0"(D)
Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.
Over 700 layers of semi-transparent pearl white and matte white went into making this piece. Very happy with how it turned out, it is quite possibly my best work yet, and the tightest as far as grid integrity goes as I was working with a tolerance of <1mm, it’s so satisfying when I get it right. Took several months to visualise and about a week to paint.
Made with inputs from my father, Syed Dost Mohamad Khan, whose name I proudly share and to whom I dedicate this piece. Without you, none of this would ever have been possible. To Fathers.
As a tribute to your timeless grace, wisdom, and insight, I give you the best of my ability. Your every action embodies the spirit of love and this mere painting attempts to simply capture some of its brilliance.
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Based in: Hyderabad
Abdullah Khan is a painter whose works may be described as cubist, conceptual, minimalist. His works are observations and experiments in human perception, vision and colour, and overcoming the challenges of depicting a 4d world on a flat surface using various themes, or concepts. His work was featured in the State Gallery of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, and has done 3 public exhibits. He continues to actively produce, and documents his work at instagram.com/abdullahkhan.art and pigmentartgallery.com
His artworks are exquisite creations made by hand, with hundreds of layers and unique colour palettes in a technique he's mastered over 4 years of painting: clean, crisp lines separating blocks of colour. He always starts 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 him based around which an artwork is created. He mixes his own paint, never using paint direct from the tube, and using hardware brushes for their granular texture to compliment his precise, speedy brush strokes. Quality materials are used to ensure longevity: these paintings should last for many decades if properly maintained. They take weeks and sometimes even months to finish. On occasion he paints murals on walls and also takes commissions and will paint something specific to your idea or space.
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