Idris Khan

Idris Khan

Live Auction Lot

Idris Khan and Victoria Miro have generously donated Displacement to the She Inspires Art Live Auction, to raise money for Women for Women International.

oil based ink on black screen-printed paper
unique work
119cm x 100cm 

This piece is now available to view at Victoria Miro (by appointment). Please call the gallery on 020 3205 8910 to arrange a viewing.

Idris Khan (b. 1978 in Birmingham) lives and works in London. Since completing his Master's Degree at the Royal College of Art in London in 2004 he has shown internationally, including recent solo shows at the Whitworth Gallery, University of Manchester (2012); Sadler's Wells, London (2011); Gothenburg Konsthall, Sweden (2011); Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto (2010); Kunsthaus Murz, Murzzuschlag, Austria (2010) and K20, Düsseldorf (2008).

His work has also been included in group shows at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (2015); Bass Museum of Art, Miami (2014 - 2015); Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv (2014); Jeu de Paume, Paris (2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, Florida (2013); The British Museum, London (2012); National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo (2012); Fundament Foundation, Tilburg (2011); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (2010); and Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin (2009).

In the studio, 2015

In 2014 Khan collaborated with choreographer Wayne McGregor to produce stage design for STEPS, Switzerland's contemporary dance biennale. Idris Khan investigates memory, creativity and the layering of experience. His works rely on a continuous process of creating and erasing, or adding new layers whilst retaining traces of what has gone before.

He first gained attention for work in which he used digital technology to overlay and combine series of visual or textual work: every Bernd and Hilla Becher photograph of a gable-sided house, every page of the Quran, every late Constable painting, every stave of Chopin's Nocturnes. Repetition and action have always been central to Khan's practice along with a restricted set of processes.

Throughout his oeuvre, whether working with the still or moving photographic image, painting on canvas or directly onto the wall, Khan retains an aesthetic of elegant saturation. The density and precision of his images allude to the excess of information in the technical age, while encouraging a slower and more engaged way of looking and responding to our collective history and culture.

Represented by: Victoria Miro, London.

You can view and bid on Displacement on Artsy until 15 September. 

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All images courtesy of Victoria Miro