Passion of Sign
MONOGRAPHY OF THE PRECURSOR OF THE MODERN ART IN MOROCCO
Modern Art began in Morocco in 1950-60 with Gharbaoui and Cherkaoui, to Contemporary Art of Kacimi today (see book "Kacimi" Ed Revue Noire). Exciting research through calligraphy and signs.
Ahmed Cherkaoui's fate caught up with him accidentally in 1967 at the age of 33, right in the midst of his artistic maturity when he seemed destined to fulfil one of the richest, most significant and autonomous works in the dynamic confrontation of his plastic interests, inspired by Arab and Berber traditions as well as the demands of modern painting. He died at the heart of the East-West debate, laying the path of transcendence…
See also the monography of Mohammed Kacimi
Since then Ahmed Cherkaoui, along with J. Gharbaoui, is seen as the precursor of Contemporary painting in Morocco, incarnating one of the most important times in its history. A notoriety that transcends borders, first acquired in the Paris School during the 50's and 60's. His art took on symbolic value through his original approach and his symbiotic work. He found stimulation in exile, enabling him to decode his own memory and give shape to his creative resonance in a lucid, passionate quest of his day.
Editors Jean Loup Pivin, Brahim Alaoui
Essays by Brahim Alaoui, A. Khatibi, Edmond A. El Maleh
128 photos in colors
Hardcover book of 188 pages 24×32 cm
Published in 1996
In French and English
ISBN 2 909571 262
Few pages from the book 'Cherkaoui' :