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Aman Khanna is a graphic artist, illustrator, sculptor and a visual storyteller. After graduating in graphic and information design from London College of Communication in 2004, he worked in London for a year and then...
Aman Khanna is a graphic artist, illustrator, sculptor and a visual storyteller. After graduating in graphic and information design from London College of Communication in 2004, he worked in London for a year and then set up my own design studio 'Infomen' in London in 2005 and 'Infonauts' in New Delhi in 2009, which he continues to run from New Delhi. His style comprises of quirky characters and iconic forms for non-commercial and commercial work, which has drawn the attention of the viewers to the pages of many international publications including Harvard Business publications, The Times newspaper, The Wall Street Journal and many more. Over the past two and a half years he has increasingly gravitated towards ‘clay’, especially after his participation in the Pictoplasma Academy group show in Berlin. Aman says " With clay I began to explore the third dimension, creating small sculptures that are inspired by my surroundings and the people living in them. I call them claymen. Claymen objects are now divided into three broad categories: Functional objects, Dysfunctional objects and Clay Sculptures." These objects add aesthetic by taking it away. They simply are what they are: a celebration of a style that lives at peace with its own little imperfections. Some are functional, they are hand made and are built to be used. Some incarnate the dysfunctionality intrinsic to society by hinting at the fragility of the human condition in a more general sense. The Claymen figure sculptures emerge from a careful observation of the common man and his dilemmas. They are peaceful and contemplative, quiet. While going through their own existential crises they are mere witnesses to the fact that “Man is losing his humanity and becoming a thing amongst the things he produces.”