Untitled III 2014
Untitled III 2014
Untitled III 2014

About Waqas Khan

Waqas Khan’s minimalist ink drawings are made from extensive networks of dots and lines that measure less than a centimeter each. Trained in printmaking but interested in Persian miniature painting, Khan twists the materials and processes employed in the traditional practice, abstracting his content and expanding his substrate. Interested in themes of meditation and transcendence inspired by Sufi mysticism, Khan creates primarily monochrome compositions that resemble complex webs and celestial expanses referencing infinity, eternity, and other sublime, heterotopic spaces. Recently, Khan has been working on an increasingly large scale. In order to complete these immense configurations, Khan enters into a trance-like state in which he measures his breath to match his exhaustive mark-making.

Pakistani, b. 1982, Akhtarabad, Pakistan, based in Lahore, Pakistan

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2015
Waqas Khan - inventory, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
2015
waqas, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
2015
Acoustics of Life, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2014
The Untitled Show, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
2012
Abstraction Contained, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid

Solo Shows on Artsy

2015
Waqas Khan - inventory, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
2015
waqas, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
2015
Acoustics of Life, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna
2014
The Untitled Show, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
2012
Abstraction Contained, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid

Group Shows on Artsy

2014
Please rewind!, Sabrina Amrani, Madrid
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