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Layla Khani

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Artwork for Layla Khani

'A Glorious Spring Day' - Reduction Linocut Print

'Beyond the Empty Blue' _ Reduction Linocut Print

'Lavender Fields' - Reduction Linocut Print

'A Glorious Sight' - Reduction Linocut Print

'Hills Above the Shore' - Acrylic Painting

'Under the Blue Sky'- Acrylic Painting

'When April Pours the Colours' - Reduction Linocut Print

'Sea of Tranquility' - Reduction Linocut Print


How would you describe the work you do and why?: 

My work is a vibrant expression of the beauty and stories found in nature. I capture the essence of changing seasons and intricate details, using rich and bold colours influenced by the textures of the natural world. My linocut prints aim to invite viewers into the ever-changing world of nature, each piece telling a unique story waiting to be discovered.

For you what does being an artist mean?: 

To me, being an artist as both a printmaker and painter is a profound commitment to translating the world's beauty and complexity onto the canvas and linoleum. It's about more than just creating aesthetically pleasing images; it's about capturing the essence of existence itself. As I delicately carve linoleum or apply paint to a surface, I am engaging in a dialogue with the nature, interpreting its myriad stories and emotions through colour, texture, and form. It's a responsibility I hold dear—to distill the essence of life into tangible works of art that resonate with others, inviting them to pause, reflect, and find their own connections within the brushstrokes and carved lines.

Describe what you call yourself/your practice?: 

I identify myself as a painter- printmaker, specialising in linocut prints that draw inspiration from the natural world, particularly the landscapes surrounding Malvern Hills.

Your practice & activities include e.g workshops, teaching: 

While I do conduct very limited workshops with small numbers, my primary focus remains on creating my own art. I find fulfilment in sharing my passion through these workshops but dedicate the majority of my time and energy to my personal artistic endeavours.

CV & Education, relevant & leading to your artistic practice: 

Translator: translating numerous books and articles in the fields of Art and Music (English to Farsi),
Graphic designer: at 3dtotal.com in Worcester
A full time artist since 2014

- BA Degree in English Translation - Azad University in Tehran (Iran) 1992-1996
- BA Degree in Art & Design - University of Worcester 2004- 2007
- MA in Visual Communication - Birmingham City University (BIAD) - 2009- 2010

Exhibitions in the last 3 years: 

Exhibiting in some galleries across the UK for the past 10 years
Taking part in Worcestershire Open Studios for numerous years
Artists and Printmakers show in Artery Gallery Worcester December 2023
'The Printmakers 2024' at Birchahm Gallery , 13 January - 14th Feb 2024

Your gallery outlets/stockists: 

Permanent exhibition at the House of Fires (Malvern)
Gallagher & Turner Gallery, Newcastle
Church Street Gallery, Saffron Walden
Fosse House Gallery, Rugby
Gallery Pictor, Sweden
Lux Gallery, Birmingham
The Papered Nest Gallery, Isle of Man
The Moreton Gallery, Morton-in-Marsh
Bevere Gallery, Worcester

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