Andrew Khosravani’s drawings see lucid colours merged together in swirl of details. His approach gives them a dreamy look and extra depth. We like the combination of the moving forms with the pinks, purples and greens, and the slightly psychedelic result. Ominous cats grow out of skulls in the work by this London-based artist.
As he explains below, his work can be time consuming, being rendered by hand. At a time when most of us are comfortable with the ease and speed computers can bring, it’s nice to see someone exploring themes on paper. There’s a quality that comes from layers of graphite on paper, and diligent hours spent that would be difficult to achieve digitally.
I like to think of myself as an illustrator. Most of my work is done using watercolour pencils on somerset paper and it’s just a layering of lots and lots of colours swirling around. A main theme that runs through most of my work is continuity and connection so I want my drawings to have a certain flow to them. I like working at a bigger scale and shrinking down just to get that extra bit of detail in there.
© Andrew Khosravani, 2012