'The Untitled Show'
11 Sep - 25 Oct 2014
The ink and gesture through the stroke are Waqas Khan's means of expression . A binary language in which the silence and the emptiness are so defining as ink. This dichotomy along with the small scale, transforms its own materiality to create a third dimension inscribed in the two dimensional paper, that shapes and clarifies a complex whole. The viewer becomes involved in a direct relationship with a work that reflects the abstract, pure thought inherent to the artist. Waqas' paintings engage and do not give rise to obvious, elevating us to levels of sensations that are beyond what is evident. No dot, no line or mark drawn amongst the crowd of them that flood Khan’s work is superfluous. All contribute to form the perfect image of a social body and give meaning to it.
Pakistani artist returns, after two years from his debut solo show in Europe, to Sabrina Amrani Gallery in an exhibition with his new intriguing and vibrant work. These two years have been intense for the artist: He has exhibited in the most prestigious art fairs such as Art Basel, FIAC, Frieze London, Art Basel Hong Kong, Art Dubai, India Art Fair, Art Basel Miami and Art14 London; shown his work in multiple group shows in Vienna, New Delhi, Innsbruck, Madrid, Kraitchal, Kazan and Moscow; and he was shortlisted for the Jameel Prize 3. Furthermore, his work is now part of the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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