Kanan's muse for her art is life itself. Her artworks are also inspired from nature and the spirit of womanhood. She uses mixed media, never limiting herself to a medium.
Talking about her art, Kanan says, " My art is inspired by life, and life is in itself a diverse mystery, I have multiple themes reflecting in my artwork. They also resemble the power of womanhood. I have created a theme honouring the women from mythology, in their free-flowing forms," she says and adds "I also love experimenting with my art and am constantly learning. My artworks also honour India's past, helping it stay in the present. For example, I have created paintings using the Kalamkari art form that express what femininity is."
She also creates landscapes that reflect what she has seen on her travels.
Kanan has studied commercial art. She has worked as an artist with a leading magazine of India. She has also worked as an art director at an ad agency and an animation film studio. Since 2015, she is working as a full-time artist and has displayed her art at various exhibitions. Today, her artworks are not only displayed in solo and group shows around the globe but also have found a special place in the hearts and homes of art lovers.
Unveiling our rendezvous with Kanan Khant
A. How many years you have been in the field of art and why?
I have been in the field of art for the last twenty years. It is my passion. My biggest 'why' for doing this is that it allows me to experience life beyond its material form. The colours, the forms and the patterns are my way of connecting with the universe.
B. What media you have been using so far?
I have been experimenting acrylic, watercolours, poster colours, charcoal, dry pastels, oil, ink and also mix media using different textures.
C. What media you are planning to explore in the future?
I would like to try alcohol ink in the near future.
D. What kind of uniqueness you spotlight using your art?
My art is inspired from Indian folk art that has been long lost. And at the same time, it is about the power of femininity and my ode to life.
The E Today is thankful to Kanan Khant for her valuable time and even to Mr. Hiral Shah, The Chief Editor; who is currently promoting artist from every corner of India and, looking at creating a much needed platform to showcase every artist of the nation.