'Sakib Khan: moving forward'
5 August 2023(PV 5pm) (PAM)- 7 October 2023
Making work is one of the most joyous and painful of experiences.
For years I made nothing and avoided it, as making filled me with sadness and when I tried frustration; as I tried to fit tidily into a defined label of creativity and it felt lost and aimless to try and make.
Learning to embrace my intersectionality and interdisciplinary nature and letting that blend together without defining the parameters has begun to allow me to create work from my own lens and enjoy the process without being precious about how it is done. Enjoying both the exploration and process as well as the outcome.
In this show, I hope to show a body of work created with a decisive intention to move forward with some of the concepts from my own personal inner monologue and embrace the uncertainty this evolution.
Sakib Khan is a multidisciplinary artist and curator whose practice crosses the mediums of digital, textile and traditional drawing & collage. As an artist, Khan is building a body of work which weaves these different strands together. As a queer neurodiversity person of South Asian heritage, this intersectional identity becomes an unconscious underlying influence in the artist's work. These themes are conveyed across multiple mediums and revisited often after periods of reflection and following technical discovery due to an ongoing fascination with material and process.
A Brighton’s Fashion Textile graduate, Sakib has worked in styling, theatre and fashion. Moving into the visual arts space by assisting sculptor and performance artist Andrew Logan in producing his 13th
Alternative Miss World at Shakespeare's Globe in 2014 and again in 2018. Sakib carved a niche assisting various artists, including ceramicist Kate Malone MBE, leather Pop-artisan duo Whitaker Malem, and creative polymath Bishi, who have all influenced the artist's creative practice.
Alongside working in the art space, they are involved in LGBTQ+ activism, primarily among the South Asian Community.
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Dates / 5 Aug 2023 - 7 Oct 2023
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