Idris Khan - Victoria Miro Gallery
20 September - 9 November 2013
Drawing upon his interest in creating and erasing, Idris Khan produced a series of large-scale dramatic paintings alongside several works on paper for display in this captivating solo exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery.
Our Artist Surfaces team were pleased to produce a collection of bespoke aluminium panels for the collection. Aluminium provides a more rigid artwork support than a canvas and has many conservation benefits. The material is very lightweight, making it ideal for large-scale work which needs to be transported, and it will also not react to any changes in temperature and humidity over time (unlike wooden panels which can warp if stored incorrectly in a damp environment). These panels were prepared by hand with a specialist black gesso mixture, created in conjunction with the artist’s studio team. This mixture was applied and then sanded back as many as eight times to create the perfect surface for the artist’s work.
Our museum quality framing team were also pleased to create a series of dramatic frames to present the collection. Idris wished to go against traditional framing solutions and commission a design which created the illusion that the artwork hovers within the frame. Produced from the finest quality oak wood, the surface of the frame has been left with a grainy and organic feel to complement the artist’s detailed text work. Each frame remains unglazed to expose the stunning texture of the piece.