PARIS | Studio Visit/Visit d'Atelier | La Serie "EXILS" by LAHCEN KHEDIM
CATHERINE AHNELL GALLERY - PARIS - 21-24 MAY, 2017, 16-19h
Present the series "EXILS" by Lahcen Khedim in his Studio at "La Villa des Arts" a mythic location.
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PARIS, La Villa Des Atrs 15 rue Hegesippe MoreauMap
We are in the midst of tragedy. That of history and mankind . A fragment of a time long gone, a way of jumping from one event to the next, the day-to-day life of migrants. Of man moving in mass, of multitudes composed of singular humans. It’s not a question of positioning one self in only one way, but to take away all reliefs, so as to primarily address the mind.In this series, the artist use only ink, as though intending to link drawing to writing. For this purpose, Lahcen resorts to two different techniques : wide thick strokes in dark, bright or subdued colors, covering the majority of the surface. Delicate drawings of fleeing crowds; here and there the shadow of some monster, some imaginary figure.A shock encounter of a micro-universe and natural anger, which some might interpret as divine. Undoubtedly also addresses the question of totalitarian power entailing merciless struggle.Lahcen Khedim’s latest works link the origins to the present by a process of great liberation, both in their intent and meaning, and aesthetically.Each of Lahcen Khedim’s creative periods is illuminated by the previous period.In this way, a great fresco of human history has been developed, confronted with enemies from within and in addition, the hostility of our world today. An unfinished story.