AORISTS is the pseudonym of Anshika Khullar, an illustrator based in Southampton, England, whose bold and vibrant work aims to showcase the ordinary as beautiful. Anshika is an Indian, non-binary transgender creative with a BA in English Literature & Media from the University of Brighton; they have a focused interest in intersectional feminist narratives, a study which has invariably informed their art practice, with illustrations that are colourful, detail-oriented, and thoughtfully studded with hidden gems of metaphors made literal, often dealing in overarching socio-political themes.
In addition to editorial and literary projects, Anshika has appeared as a guest speaker on panels at London Illustration Fair and House of Illustration, and created video content for Tate on both their social channels and as part of Uniqlo Tate Lates: Night In.
Anshika is available for projects of various kinds, including but not limited to literary work, spot illustrations, editorial commissions, and collaborations.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch with them regarding any queries or potential projects you may have in mind! You can do this best by emailing them at
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