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Idris Khan

British, b. 1978

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Idris Khan

British, b. 1978

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Idris Khan's work plays with authorship and repetition. His texturally rich composite prints are built from a series of images, both appropriated and original—such as Beethoven's complete sheet music, Bernd and Hilla Becher photographs, or William Turner postcards from Tate Britain—that are digitally layered and altered. Khan's films and sculptures are also concerned with originality and artistic relationships, as in the sculpture Listening to Glenn Gould's Version of the Goldberg Variations while thinking about Carl Andre (2010), a replica of Andre’s 1968 Fall, in which the steel plates are sand-blasted with Bach’s notation. Often linking religion, music, and poetry, Khan explores lyricism and spirituality using a Minimalist aesthetic.

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K21 Standehaus
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ICA London, and 4 more
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Artforum, and 3 more
Biography

Idris Khan's work plays with authorship and repetition. His texturally rich composite prints are built from a series of images, both appropriated and original—such as Beethoven's complete sheet music, Bernd and Hilla Becher photographs, or William Turner postcards from Tate Britain—that are digitally layered and altered. Khan's films and sculptures are also concerned with originality and artistic relationships, as in the sculpture Listening to Glenn Gould's Version of the Goldberg Variations while thinking about Carl Andre (2010), a replica of Andre’s 1968 Fall, in which the steel plates are sand-blasted with Bach’s notation. Often linking religion, music, and poetry, Khan explores lyricism and spirituality using a Minimalist aesthetic.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
K21 Standehaus
Group
Group show at a major institution
ICA London, and 4 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 3 more
Articles Featuring Idris Khan
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Swift Sales and Standout Booths by Female Artists Kick-Start ADAA Art Show
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Mar 14th, 2018
The Shanghai Art Factory That’s Constructing Massive Public Artworks
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Dec 22nd, 2017
13 Artists Give Advice to Their Younger Selves
Three Trends, a Divided Art World, and 10 Artists Under 40: Deutsche Bank Senior Curator Alistair Hicks Shares Insights on Frieze London 2014
Oct 10th, 2014
Three Trends, a Divided Art World, and 10 Artists Under 40: Deutsche Bank Senior Curator Alistair Hicks Shares Insights on Frieze London 2014
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