MOHAMMED ASHRAF KHAN GHORI
Visual, Literary and Metaphysical Artist
Mohammed Ashraf Khan Ghori is a prolific abstract painter, poet, and writer. He does not categorically follow all the codes of mainstream work and dabbles with artistic integration. He is one with his artwork and his work is one with him. His work is intended to include and immerse the viewer in this oneness.
Ashraf was always inclined towards literary art however he stumbled upon abstract art, as means of diversion therapy. He was awestruck by the idea of using paints to give form to metaphysical pursuits, commencing his journey in abstract art. Ashraf has conducted and been invited to several exhibits, both public and private in India and abroad. The majority of his work however is exhibited privately.
The artist indulges in philanthropic endeavours with a keen eye for food security, agro-tech, and real estate developments. For more art and listings by Ashraf, one can refer to the links below.
ARTISTIC APPROACH - WHERE THE MAGIC BEGINS
The Conventional Approach
As a part of the conventional approach, the artist uses rustic, old-school techniques, that involve a brief mental envisage of the painting. This mental image is then combined with innate aesthetic understanding and expressionism. This is when the paint meets the canvas. After this, the painting would go on to be painted for several hours over a period of many months or years. Constantly being redone and undone, until it reaches artistic satisfaction. Starting off as mere colours and substrates which ultimately give form to emotionally evoking art.
The Calibrated & Futuristic Approach
The futuristic methodology of creating art builds on the same premise as its counterpart. However, their workings are significantly different from each other. As art is a fundamentally human phenomenon, this approach uses aspects of aesthetic psychology, imagery triggers and technology powered with artificial intelligence, which is driven by visual appeal, emotionally triggering themes and numbers like the Golden Ratio to carefully calibrate, design and add colour elements digitally. This results in a vague blueprint that serves as a foundation for the subsequent artwork. The process of painting, remains almost identical.
Ashraf believes in looking inward as opposed to getting influenced by strictly external stimuli when it comes to creating art. Experiences, change and the happenstance of daily life play a major role in the making of his art. The integration of personal & innate inspiration with picturesque emotional unloading results in the birth, of Ashraf Ghoris's art. Emmotional introspection, self reflection, dreams, lucid states of immagiation, subconscious thoughts, memories, personal philosophies, beliefs, intuition, inner dialouge and a strong desire for transformative growth, heavily aid in bringing the artist inspiration. Artisitc inspiration, for Ashraf, is a long an eventful journey and not just a means to an end.
ARTISTIC STYLE & TECHNIQUES
Ashraf's art is a cumulative representation of artistic styles that include Abstract Expressionism, Abstract Surrealism, Cubism, Suprematism, Colour Fields, Gestural Abstraction, Geomatic Abstraction, Minimalism, Futurism, Action Painting and more.
Some of the many techniques that are used by the artist include Colour washes, Pouring, Sgraffito, Wet-on-Wet, Palette Knives, Impasto, Smooth blends, Splattering, Splashing, Hand paintings and other techniques which add textures, layers and depth to his art
Some of the artists, whose works have moved and encouraged, Ashraf Ghori are -
- Mark Rothko
- David Hockney
- Kazimir Malevich
- Wilhem De Kooning
- Jackson Pollok
- Barnett Newman
ASSOCIATIONS & INVITES
A BRIEF LIST OF SOME OF THE GALLERIES THAT ASHRAF GHORI IS ASSOCIATED WITH
- Alliance Française
- Loreta Larkina, Venice - Including an invitation to exhibit art during the Biennale '22
- Galleria d'Arte - Mega Art Gallery and Association, Roma
- Sublime Galleria, Bangalore