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 his 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 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 three years he has increasingly gravitated towards ‘clay’, the most common and ancient medium used by humans to create everyday objects. Clay he writes “Has added a new dimension to my work. With this medium I began to explore the third dimension, creating small clay sculptures that are inspired by my surroundings and the people living in them. I call them claymen. Claymen are now divided into two broad categories: Functional and Dysfunctional."
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. These claymen figure sculptures emerge from a careful observation of the common man and his dilemmas. They are peaceful, contemplative and 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.”
Artist: Aman Khanna
Location: Delhi, India