Ghăr ki murgi dāl bărābar (A homemade chicken is as humdrum as a serving of lentils) | 2021
Born 1976, Fort Kochi, Kerala, India
Lives and works Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Ishan Khosla is a South Asian visual artist, designer and educator with an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, New York and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Washington, Seattle. Ishan’s work as an artist is influenced by the incessant images he captures on the streets of India. These become a repository that helps him distil his observations, thoughts and ideas into artworks. His artistic practice reflects the visual quality of his commercial work as a type and graphic designer. His art addresses larger socio-cultural contexts that employ tropes such as parody, irony and subversion which also mirror the zeitgeist.
Notable exhibitions include: ‘The Ecology of Creation’, Fukuoka Asian Art Museum; ‘Continental Shift: Contemporary Art and South Asia’, Bunjil Place; ‘Matters of Hand: Craft, Design and Technique’, Serendipity Arts Festival, Goa; ‘Here, There & Everywhere with Droog’, Studio X, Mumbai; ‘Fracture: New Directions on Contemporary Textiles’, Devi Art Foundation; ‘Porosity Kabari’, Australian Design Centre, Sydney; Nishi Gallery, Canberra; Hawkesbury Gallery; ‘Handcraft for the digital: type design from India’, Atelier Muji Ginza, Tokyo; ‘BOLD — Graphic Design from India’, London Design Festival; ‘Bruised: Art, Action & Ecology in Asia’, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne.
Photo courtesy the artist.