The gallery announces its forthcoming exhibition of new works by Rachid Koraïchi. Following Ecstatic Flow held at October Gallery in 2010, this will be the artist’s third solo show with the gallery. (Image credit: Rachid KoraÏchi, from Les osties bleues series, 2018. Acrylic on canvas).
Born in Ain Beida, Algeria, in 1947, Rachid now lives and works in Tunisia and France. He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and École supérieure des beaux-arts in Algiers, before continuing his studies in Paris at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, the Institut d’urbanisme and L’École supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris.
In 2011, Rachid Koraïchi won the prestigious Jameel Prize at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, exhibiting seven large-scale banners from The Invisible Masters series.
Koraïchi’s impressive oeuvre includes silk hangings, ceramics, sculptures, as well as works on canvas and paper. For Rachid Koraïchi, art is an ancient path into the unknown. Signs and symbols from civilisation’s oldest languages are abstracted and deconstructed in Koraïchi’s work to create a new visual vocabulary.
In his new series of work titled the artist explores our connections to the earth as a source of life. The works are blue and white canvases (titled ‘Les osties bleues’ — a reference to Sacramental bread) and wall mounted square ceramics (created by Rachid with a specialized atelier in Barcelona). Koraichi continues to use a limited palette emphasizing the graphics power of his inscriptions. Date: 21 June – 28 July 2018.