Discover under the 5th edition of the Marrakech Biennale, the original works of the artist painter Hassan Boukhari from February 26th to April 30th 2014, in collaboration with the Moroccan Fine Art Gallery.
Boukhari has become well-known in Morocco through his distinct canvases focusing on ethnic tradition. At first glance and from a distance his compositions appear like photographs. However, his world echoes through paint depicting local craft, portraits, interiors and picturesque villages with mainly embroidered textiles in the foreground. Meticulously executed compositions demonstrate his technical accomplishment in combination with his well-trained eye for visual perfection.
In his more recent paintings Boukhari is seeking to expand his visual language. He introduces pale coloured and black squares together with rectangles and offers the viewer a fresh attitude towards his subject. Randomly selected areas of a scarf are accentuated through layering and recessing the four-side figure on his canvases. Owing to Boukhari’s new engagement this approach is evident in the works Scarf and Belt, Scarf and Mosaic and Transparency. Now there is an increasing emphasis on different sensations. The identically painted scarf appears estranged and alienated removed from familiar earlier settings adding tempo and signaling progression.
Hassan Boukhari was born 1965 inRabat, Morocco. His studied and trained at École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc, Liège, Belgium and attended further training courses led by the American Professor of Art, Howard Wexler and Art Teacher Carol Allison from the Siegfried Hahn and Howard Wexler School, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He lives in Rabat and works as a painter since 1987.
You can find us here: http://www.marrakechbiennale.org/5th-edition-2014/fringe-projects
For more information, please contact our Concierge team at +212 (0) 524 359 261 or Nadia Echiguer from the Moroccan Fine Art Gallery at +44 (0)77 0219 6730 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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