Graphic Designer and Illustrator Amirkhan Pathan has a knack for developing people centric art; a very passionate traveler, these travels eventually are the source of inspiration for his works. Through observing and learning about different cultures, people and emotions he tries to translate them onto paper and hopes to promote Indian culture and traditions through the same.
Indian icons who are hugely successful in their field have inspired Amir who in turn pays homage to them. Highlighting typical characteristics and features on his canvas have simple narratives and colour palettes that make his work highly relatable. Daily altering creative trends and technology refine his skills and maybe pose some challenge but he doesn’t necessarily get swayed and sticks to his roots!
Born Glorious: Amjad Ali Khan.
Born Glorious: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
A part of one of his favourite series where he keeps adding new artwork of different personalities, the Born Glorious series captures many famous entities in the same style but in different mood with a play of colours that represents their work.
Sadhus of Kumbhmela.
Part of his Inktober 2015 series, Amir explored his creativity to promote Indian artwork and it’s culture. Every character in this series has a different personality and this is what fascinated him to work more on the Sadhu’s artwork of portraying each and every posture and character to get the subject right.
Gabbar ki Holi.
A digital Caricature of the antagonist in the 1975 Hindi film Sholay, his infamous dialogue “kab hai holi?” has become an integral part of Bollywood lexicon. Capturing that moment led to a light hearted caricature.