The Purposeful Mayonnaise

February 4, 2022: [visual art] Izzah Khan and Işık

Izzah Khan

Izzah Khan is a contemporary artist born in Pakistan and raised in Japan. Her work explores different interior spaces and architecture through painting. She has finished her degree show for BFA from Beaconhouse National University. Izzah currently lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

"My work is inspired by various everyday spaces. I like to look into a space and see the story there or create my own inspired by it. I like to think that places have a complex story that in build up by time and people and that, to me is completely fascinating. So I try to show this in my work. I recently finished my BFA and now trying to develop my work further."

Website:   Instagram: @izzahnkhan

Michael Prejudice, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 48 X 38 cm

Halfway through his middle age, Michael is
wise enough to express his opinions that are
based on what he can see. Still, the scope
remains; the left eye is unemployed.

Crony, 2021, acrylic on canvas, 20 X 15 cm

The other side of you,
still does not scare,
lousy and well fed
you are still a golden heart.


I am an artist based in Nepal. Most of my works are ink on canvas and mixed tools (acrylic, pastel and charcoal) on canvas, abstract surrealism in an alternative perspective would best fit the nature of my art pieces. I am inspired by the intricacies of how philosophical realism is absent from our materialist world and my representations is an endeavor to connect the same.

As an artist, bridging the line between "what is" and "what can be" is a creative responsibility. Art is action, nothingness is spirituality. Artist is the bridging agent. I go by this philosophy.

Instagram: @sikintheworld

Determination, 2021, acrylic & pastel on canvas, 71 X 47 cm

Unaffecting troubles
running through our lands,
like a steep hill
blocking, sucking and despair.
Our knots are tight
unlike the hill,
it is full of life.

Retribution, 2021, pastel on canvas, 17 X 19 cm

And then the poachers came
under the horns themselves.

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