October Gallery, London, announces its forthcoming exhibition of new works by Rachid Koraïchi. Following the exhibitions, Ecstatic Flow, 2010, and Ancestral Memories, 2005, this will be the artist’s third solo show with October Gallery.
Born in Ain Beida, Algeria, in 1947, Rachid Koraïchi now lives and works in Tunisia and France. In 2011, 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 large installations, ceramics, sculptures, textiles and works on canvas and paper. For Koraïchi, art represents an ancient pathway into the unknown. Signs and symbols from civilisation’s oldest languages are deconstructed and abstracted in the artist’s work to elaborate a personal visual vocabulary.
In this new series, Koraïchi explores our connections to the earth as source of life. The works comprise of white on blue canvases which complement blue on white square ceramics.