Acrylic on canvas (framed)
Artwork size: 93 x 93 cm
Frame size: 96 x 96 cm
Zouak Series 2021
This artwork is part of a series of acrylic on canvas, named “Zouak”.
It is an exploration on the subject of identity and multiculturalism.
The last two decades, I have had the chance to live in different parts of the world, from Morocco where I grew up to Asia and then Europe. Each place has left a mark.
In this painting, I explore times, spaces and cultures. The viewer is invited to travel in a new dimension where all those elements will gracefully blend. An eternal quest for calming harmony between layers of colours, textures and patterns.
With my art, I aim to explore the complex topic of identity, how it evolves and grows through multicultural experiences. A fruitful journey where cultures, traditions and innovations happily find each other, a celebration of diversity and differences.
All patterns are hand-painted, the meditative aspect of this practice invite the viewer to contemplate and slow-down. The background pattern is an inspired moroccan pattern that we call “Zouak” in Arabic. We usually find them as an ornement on ceramics but here I enjoyed revitalize this pattern by destructure and play with it in the composition.
The textured and transparent layers are a more organic and spontaneous process. I enjoyed both of these practices, they might seems paradoxal but just like in life, they interact, play and finally find balance & harmony.
White floating frame included.