Working across collage, drawing, digital media, textiles and sculpture, Khush uses the remixing of patterns, images and processes to explore cultural identity and the everyday experience of the urban environment.
Her practice is currently in a real state of flux, renewal and self [absorbed] examination. Still primarily collage-based, her current work brings together a number of quick and crude image-making methods such as sketchbook drawings, photocopies, redaction, digital collage, monotype drawings and selfies/self-portraits. Recurring motifs include drawings and collages made during time spent in India and monotype drawings of architectural details found in and around Leicester city centre, alongside an ongoing exploration of traditional and contemporary bandhani - an Indian textile decoration technique originating from Gujarat.
Khush has exhibited in the UK, USA and India. Her work is held in the public collection of the City of Leicester Museums Trust and in private collections in Canada, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands and New Zealand. She has a BA (First Class) and MA in Fine Art from De Montfort University, Leicester.
She is passionate about inclusive and accessible art-making for all and facilitates art workshops for children, young people, prisoners and mental health patients.
Khush was interviewed for Contemporary Visual Arts Network East Midlands in August 2017. Read the interview here.