Khalid Khan, also known as KAAY, is an acclaimed artist who has to his credit solo painting exhibitions in Germany, and Pakistan. He has also exhibited in group exhibitions across Europe.
In 1988 KAAY graduated in fine arts in Karachi and soon began a career as a graphic designer. After his first solo painting exhibition in 1993 he got an opportunity to visit London. Having fallen in love with the city, he decided to make London his home and returned in 1995 to realize this dream. Here he studied media production and computer graphics. His career then took him to Germany, where he spent 7 years working as the creative director of an advertising agency. However, his love for the city of London did not diminish. He followed his heart and returned to London where he now resides. KAAY’s passion for art never faded and for the last ten years his main focus has been painting.
‘My paintings are the result of an OERB (Obsessive Experimental & Restless Behaviour). Due to my restless nature I work simultaneously in different styles and subject. Perhaps I don't have a particular style or maybe I am still searching for it or just enjoying the journey towards the unknown. I don't know what I want but I am quite sure what I don't want. I strongly feel that a painting should depict an artist not a style’.