Idris Khan | the artist




The artist Idris Khan
Born 1978, Birmingham, UK.
Lives and works in London.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,


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"it’s obviously not about re-photographing the photographs to make exact copies, but to intervene and bring a spectrum of feelings – warmth, humour, anxiety – to what might otherwise be considered cool aloof image. You can see the illusion of my hand in the layering. It looks like a drawing. It’s not systematic or uniform. The opacity of every layer is a different fallible, human decision".
Working with appropriated imagery, Idris Khan’s photos are all-encompassing composites, consolidating iconic cultural symbols of similar type into single ‘super-images’. In this selection of his every… series, Khan aggregates the work of renowned artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, famous for their vast photographic collections of buildings and industrial sites…
every… page of the Holy Koran
Rising Series… After Eadweard Muybridge ‘Human and Animal Locomotion’


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