Les Maîtres du Temps
(Masters of Time)
21 June - 28 July 2018
The gallery announces its forthcoming exhibition of new works by Rachid Koraïchi. Following Ecstatic Flow held at October Gallery in 2010, this will be the artist’s third solo show with the gallery.
Born in Ain Beida, Algeria, in 1947, Rachid now lives and works in Tunisia and France. He studied at the Institute of Fine Arts and École supérieure des beaux-arts in Algiers, before continuing his studies in Paris at the École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, the Institut d’urbanisme and L'École supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris.
In 2011, Rachid 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 silk hangings, ceramics, sculptures, as well as works on canvas and paper. For Rachid Koraïchi, art is an ancient path into the unknown. Signs and symbols from civilisation’s oldest languages are abstracted and deconstructed in Koraïchi’s work to create a new visual vocabulary.
In his new series of work titled the artist explores our connections to the earth as a source of life. The works are blue and white canvases (titled ‘Les osties bleues’ — a reference to Sacramental bread) and wall mounted square ceramics (created by Rachid with a specialized atelier in Barcelona). Koraichi continues to use a limited palette emphasizing the graphics power of his inscriptions.
Most Recent Exhibitions
Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga
10 May - 16 June 2018
October Gallery, London, announces its forthcoming exhibition of new works by Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga. This will be the artist’s second exhibition with the gallery following his astonishing inaugural presentation in 2016.
P O R T A L
8 March - 5 May 2018
An intriguing new exhibition of works by Greg Dunn,
1 February - 3 March 2018
October Gallery presents Transvangarde, an exhibition of contemporary art by outstanding artists including: Tian Wei, Golnaz Fathi, Laila Shawa, Alexis Peskine, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, El Anatsui, Romuald Hazoumè, Govinda Sah ‘Azad’, Genesis P-Orridge, Sylvie Franquet, Sokari Douglas Camp CBE, James Barnor, Daniele Tamagni, Brion Gysin and Kenji Yoshida.
Breath, Gesture and Light
7 December 2017 - 27 January 2018
October Gallery presents a new solo exhibition by master artist-calligrapher, Hassan Massoudy. This will be his second solo exhibition at the gallery.
Hassan Massoudy is an artist for whom the word itself remains the most sublime creative force. His work features the texts of a diverse range of writers, from poet, Charles Baudelaire and philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau to Virgil and Ibn ‘Arabi. A sense of balance prevails in his work, whether between erudite discipline and artistic experimentation, or as played out through his understanding of the vigorous use of line, strength of gesture, abandon and grace.