Jahan was born in the USSR, and raised in a creative family - father an artist-designer and mother a weaver, Jahan was surrounded by patterns and bright colours of the carpets and hand-made things. Jahan first studied music, but later switched to painting and drawing when moving to England I wanted to draw and paint.
My painting process involves exploring colour and its endless possibilities. I apply colour in a patchwork way, putting colours across the surface - overlapping, interplaying, pressing against each other, and piling up - and trying to explore how colours contrast with each other. I react or respond to the surface and format of the canvas or paper, and other materials. Through painting I can express the aesthetics of reality and my perception of it. I want to evoke and create something that a composer can create with music. I am expressing what I feel about nature, the atmosphere, and my surroundings.
About the work
The project ‘Spatial intervals’ I did in 2014. It is purely abstract work, and is about playing with geometric shapes and colour combinations. I used pencil, watercolour and gouache on canvas board.
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Vibrant and solid abstract blocks of colour that wrap round the foot in a unique design mirroring the artwork on which they are based. These socks are a demonstration of the philosophy of The Artists' Socks; a true relationship between art and sock. The sock isn't just a representation of the painting, it is an extension of the art.