Hicham Benohoud | the artist
The artist Hicham Benohoud
Born 1968, Marrakech, Marocco.
Lives and works in Marrakech, Marocco.
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Dans sa série dautoportraits, Version soft, lartiste marocain Hicham Benohoud métamorphose ses traits en « martyrisant » sa tête dans des prises, brutales, rappelant celles du photomaton ou du portrait judiciaire… (Frensh)
On the geography of his own body, the territory of sculpture spreads in front of our eyes as photographic sequences. Shot after shot, the artist seems to seek the assurance of a certain continuity in his life, a fragile strength of/for the self, through the many sculptural inventions infinitely dotted along the photographs, which are nothing more than temporary milestones, temporal and necessarily ephemeral pieces."
The suggestion of the portrayal of a human subsequently disappears in a visual display of repetition and abstraction. Benohouds glazed plaques look like decorative Moroccan ceramics but also defy the traditional prohibition against figurative art that governs the Arabic world…
"La salle de classe", 2000-2002