rachid Koraïchi introduced by rose issa: Les Maîtres du temps
Rachid Koraïchi: Les Maîtres du temps (Masters of Time)
October Gallery, London
24 Old Gloucester Street,
Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL
Private View: Wednesday, 20th June, 2018. 6 - 8.30 pm
IntrodUction by Rose Issa at 7.15 pm
The exhibition continues until 28th July 2018.
Born in Ain Beida, Algeria, in 1947, Rachid Koraïchi now lives and works in Tunisia and France. In 2011, Rachid 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, entitled Les Maîtres du temps (Masters of Time), 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 specialised atelier in Barcelona). Koraïchi continues to use a limited palette emphasizing the graphic power of his inscriptions.
Event: Artist’s Talk
Saturday 23rd June, 2018 at 3.00 pm. October Gallery. Entry: Free
In conjunction with the exhibition, Rachid Koraïchi will give a talk about his work and creative process.
To reserve a free place, visit Eventbrite