Khalid Khan - KAAY

Khalid Khan, also known as Kaay, is an acclaimed artist who has to his credit solo painting exhibitions in the Germany, and Pakistan. His work has been been displayed in many European countries including France, Germany, Spain, and the UK. His work also regularly featured by Rebecca Wilson, a Chief Curator and a VP at Saatchi Art and former Director at Saatchi Gallery, London.

In 1988 Kaay graduated in fine arts from a renowned Arts college in Karachi and soon began his career as a graphic designer. After his second solo painting exhibition in 1993 he got an opportunity to visit London. Having fallen in love with the city, he decided to make London his home and returned in 1995 to realize this dream. Here he studied media production and computer graphics.

His career took him to Germany next where he spent 7 years working as a creative director in an advertising agency. However, his love for the city of London did not diminish. He followed his heart and returned to London and that is where he resides now.

Kaay’s passion for art never faded and for the last ten years his main focus has been painting.

Exhibitions

1990 Group exhibition at American Consulate, Karachi
1991 Solo exhibition at Gallery 122, Karachi
1992 Group exhibition at Indus Gallery, Karachi
1993 Solo exhibition at Gallery 122, Karachi
2001 Solo exhibition at Werkstatt fur Kunst und Design, Germany
2003 Solo exhibition at Hoxter Kunstzentrum, Germany
2005 Group exhibition at Stadt Museum Warburg, Warburg, Germany
2009 Group exhibition at New Cross Art, London, UK
2016 Solo exhibition at Epic Gallery, Karachi
2016 Group exhibition at GX Gallery, London (currently featured artist)

ARTIST’S STATEMENT:
My paintings are the result of an OERB (Obsessive Experimental & Restless Behaviour). Due to my restless nature I work simultaneously in different styles and subject. Perhaps I don't have a particular style or maybe I am still searching for it ……..or maybe I just enjoying the journey towards the unknown. I don't know what I want but I am quite sure what I don't want. I strongly feel that a painting should depict an artist not a style.

Date of Birth: 2018-02-09 in Karachi, Pakistan.

Qualification: In 1988 Kaay graduated in fine arts from a renowned Arts college in Karachi

Workshops Conducted:

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  • Munawar Mohiuddin, Oil on Canvas, Size: 24 x 36

    Code: Munawar Mohiuddin, 09

  • Khalid Khan - KAAY, Oil on Canvas, Size: 30 x 19

    Code: Khalid Khan - KAAY,08

  • Khalid Khan - KAAY,

    Code: Khalid Khan - KAAY, 05

  • Khalid Khan - KAAY, Oil on Canvas, Size: 30 X 36

    Code: Khalid Khan - KAAY, 04

  • Khalid Khan - KAAY, Oil on Canvas, Size: 27 x 61

    Code: Khalid Khan - KAAY, 06

  • Khalid Khan - KAAY, Oil on Canvas, Size: 42 x 42

    Code: Khalid Khan - KAAY, 07