medial 3. art biennial [2010]
Tashi Khan Great Britain

  

              

1.Daughter's Portrait, 2006 Acrylic on canvas 16x20 in. /40x50 cm. Euro 1100    2.London fashion Week, 2006 Acrylic on Canvas 55x41 in. /140x105 cm. Euro 1100   3.Motion Bar, 2006 Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 35x27 in. /90x70 cm. Euro 1100   4.Mr. square in time square, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 41x55 in. /105x140 cm. Euro 1100   5.Twin Trouble (Pacifying the Twins), 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 41x55 in. /105x140 cm. Euro 1100   6.Portrait of a woman, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 41x55 in. /105x140 cm. Euro 1100   7.The Cafe Culture, 2007 Acrylic on Canvas 41x55 in. /105x140 cm. Euro 1100   8.The cat's cradle, 2006 acrylic on canvas 29,5x20 in. /75x50 cm. Euro 1100

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I was born in a family of art lovers. There was a constant stream of poets, artists, actors, political activists passing through my rambling family home. Some stayed, doing family portraits, having sabbaticals, writing or simply entertaining. I was particularly fascinated by artists, watching spellbound as they painted. My parents recognized my interest and encouraged me to paint. I have never looked back since. In time, people around me began to warm to my talent. Very soon, local schools and colleges began exhibiting my work & I went on to study fine arts at university. At one of the college exhibitions, my entire collection was sold out, much to the chagrin of one of my art teacher, who did not see my work as art. Even then, my art was non-conformist & I learned that my art was not for everyone which fuelled me on. I painted all the time. It was my release & my entertainment. As a young girl, friends and family would borrow my paintings to display in their living rooms. So, apart from me, every one else had my work on display. I loved experimenting. I went on to dabble in fashion designing, campaigns for fashion shows, writing and designing for fashion magazines but would always return to my first love painting. I arrived in the UK in the late 80s & fell in love with the vibrant, eclectic art scene here. Cool Britannia was still embryonic & well, still cool. I dived into family life & had two lovely kids. Life became an incessant whirl of school schedules and kids activities. I was consumed with the housework and responsibilities with two energetic kids & housework which I never had had to do in India, it took a lot of doing to adapt to the British lifestyle! Tashi Khanhas realized many individual and international exhibitions and has works in museums, public, corporate and private collections