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Sara Khan: Suraj Kinare

Immerse yourself in intriguing watercolours exploring identity and territory.

Sara Khan’s sumptuous watercolours invoke a magical realm where personal memories mix with exotic plants and outlandish characters, all spread across organic fields of pattern and colour.

Suraj Kinare, an Urdu phrase meaning "at the edge of the sun," highlights Khan's interest in the interconnection between the self, society, history, geography, and culture. Imagined through a series of poetic paintings, Suraj Kinare evokes the artist’s own sense of identity, suspended between the cultures of her upbringing in Pakistan and her home in Canada.

Learn more about Sara Khan and her art at her artist talk on July 11th.

About the Artist

Sara Khan was born in Birmingham, England and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. She holds a BFA (with honours) from National College of Arts, Lahore (2008). Her works have been featured in several national and international group exhibitions. She was selected as one among 13 international artists for the Bag Art camp, an international art residency in Bergen, Norway (2012). She was also selected to be a part of the 13 Satellites of Lahore, a public art workshop held at the Annemarie Schimmel Haus, Lahore (2006). She lives and works in Vancouver.

Image credit: Sara Khan, Daughter, 2018, watercolour on paper, 56 cm x 38 cm.