We first came across the work of Idris Khan during a short tour of the Dubai’s Al Quoz art district earlier this year, where he was showing at Isabelle van den Eynde Gallery. Funny, that we should encounter the British artist’s mammoth pitch black paintings for the first time a continent away.
Thankfully though, Victoria Miro Gallery will be presenting Khan’s third solo exhibition at the art space, opening September 19 and running to November 9, Beyond the Black. It takes his explorations beyond photography and into the dark existentialism of the likes of Nietzsche and Sartre with an abyss of radial constellations of text -words slipping into abstraction. After all, words are just that, words, and it can be easy to get lost in them.
See the Miro Gallery website for details. **