LOT 10
Farid Belkahia (1934 - 2014)
Portfolio L’Arbre à palabres 3, 2010
Lithograph
39 x 44 cm
Edition of 2/35

To be paid in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


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  • About Farid Belkahia

    One of post-colonial Morocco's most distinguished modern artists, as a deeply contemplative artist who worked primarily in the mediums of painting, metalwork and leather, which he treated using traditional techniques and natural dyes, such as henna. He was a key player in incorporating vibrant symbols from Moroccan heritage into his work. In the 1960s, he began working with copper to create bas-reliefs and the symbols in his work were inspired by tattoos and letter shapes from Morocco's indigenous Amazigh culture and architecture. In Aube (Dawn), semi-abstract, ambiguous forms resembling body parts in organic, earthy tones fill the composition and a prominent, rainbow-coloured circle emerges in the background, resembling the rising sun at dawn. In the mid-1970s, he began to paint with organic pigments on leather using traditional methods and materials, reworked with a contemporary aesthetic. Belkahia exhibited prominently in Morocco, including at the Galerie gab Rouah and Galerie ('Atelier in Rabat, as well as the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

    About Farid Belkahia

    One of post-colonial Morocco's most distinguished modern artists, as a deeply contemplative artist who worked primarily in the mediums of painting, metalwork and leather, which he treated using traditional techniques and natural dyes, such as henna. He was a key player in incorporating vibrant symbols from Moroccan heritage into his work. In the 1960s, he began working with copper to create bas-reliefs and the symbols in his work were inspired by tattoos and letter shapes from Morocco's indigenous Amazigh culture and architecture. In Aube (Dawn), semi-abstract, ambiguous forms resembling body parts in organic, earthy tones fill the composition and a prominent, rainbow-coloured circle emerges in the background, resembling the rising sun at dawn. In the mid-1970s, he began to paint with organic pigments on leather using traditional methods and materials, reworked with a contemporary aesthetic. Belkahia exhibited prominently in Morocco, including at the Galerie gab Rouah and Galerie ('Atelier in Rabat, as well as the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris.

    LOT 10

    Farid Belkahia

    Portfolio L’Arbre à palabres 3








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