The Royal College of Art is partnering with online galleries Subject Matter and Sedition to present Becoming, an exhibition showcasing new work by selected artists from the RCA Schools of Fine Art and Communication. To mark the opening, artist and RCA alumnus Idris Khan will give a talk about his work.
Drawing inspiration from the history of art and music as well as key philosophical and theological texts, Idris Khan investigates memory, creativity and the layering of experience. Khan's works – in media including sculpture, painting and photography – rely on a continuous process of creation and erasure, or the adding of new layers while retaining traces of what has gone before. He is well known for his large-scale works in which techniques of layering are used to arrive at what might be considered the essence of an image, and to create something entirely new through repetition and superimposition.