May 5th, 2011
Congratulations to our Studio Artist Behjat who’s work is currently on display at the Hayward Gallery in London, and on the Southbank in the “Avenue of Portraits” as part of the Festival of Britain.
This is amazing news.
For full information and pictures of the exhibit please visit
For more info on the festival of Britain:
March 20th, 2011
Upstairs at the Exchange we have studio spaces for hire. One of our Studio Artists is the fantastic Behjat.
Behjat mainly works with graphite and charcoal to create exquisite, detailed portraiture. Two of his pieces (pictured below) are currently on display for Sale here at The Exchange.
Drawings £85 each.
In the past Behjat has used passport photographs of asylum seekers, and blown the photos up to produce large scale, photo realistic, portrait drawings, through which he explores the themes of identity and political asylum.
He has developed interesting methods of mark making and builds his own drawing tools from rolls of canvas, which are then bound by cotton and covered with graphite powder. You can have a sneak peak at his studio space and the array of tools he uses pictured below.
For more information on Behjat visit his website http://behjaturl.tumblr.com
He is available for commissions, site specific work and workshops. Come into The Exchange and see his work in person or speak to the Artist himself. It’s having artists like Behjat in our space and continually creating that makes this project so exciting