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Akhdi Abdellah

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Birthplace
Morocco

Birth year
01/01/56

Lives in
New York

Works in
My Studio

Website

Representing galleries
american fine art

Tags
performance, Modern art modern painting photography drawing figurative video-art, conceptual, photography

Statement

 

I believe all people are born with a sense of art . Everyone dreams ; everyone has an imaginationThe challenge is to figure out what you're born for . You have to nourish your creativity , no matter how difficult your life is .No matter how talented you are if you don't have patience you won't  achieve your goals.

My work comes primarily from life experience . To become individual with the canvas I need strong concentration .Often I don't begin by knowing what I'm going to paint . I let the images come to me . Then I respond  by becoming completely involved in the work . I continue working until I feel unified with the picture . I think of myself as an artist who draws poetry  using visual materials.     Abdellah Akhdi

 

BIOGRAPHY :

Abdellah Akhdi is from Morocco. His artistic curiosity, began during his twelve years in Casablanca orphanage. Dissatisfied after earning a living as a mechanic in Casablanca and Tripoly , in 1984 he moved to Switzerland where he studied business and agriculture. In 1986 he also studied a drawing with the artist Barately in La Chaux De Fonds 1987 he studied sculpture  with Adriana which led to a one person show at the Cafe Le Stop in Le locle.

In 1992 he moved back to Morocco where he soon after met his wife, the writer Peggy Garrison. For the past  fifteen years he has been pursuing his art in New york City. He has studied at the Art Students League and through correspondence at Art Instruction School of Minneapolis where he received a Merit Award.

Abdellah Akhdi has had showings of his paintings and pastels at Charras en El Bohio (East Village) in 1996 he has a group show in Suffolk St in 1999 bay Ridge Art Festival in 2002 , Salon D'Afrique in 2002 and at the Pen & Brush Club Gallery in 2002-2004- In 2003 they awarded him a prize for his pastel. "The Hammam". A. Akhdi in 2004 he  created Micro Cells art Digital  which he has show 2005 at Salon d'Afrique in West Harlem .   In 2006-2007 he  has show in open studio in East Harlem ,he shows in Planet Cafe in 7 Th St. In 2008 on October 2-5 he showing at Metropolitan pavilion Chelsea  and last show Micro Cells art Digital  at 225 w Gallery  by H. Toback  in 14 west st in New York City . Akhdi Abdellah also designed successfully a 6 book covers one of the book of Love & Memory with the poet Fouad Attal in 2006 was review by magazine Pedestal in New York . Akhdi  also presently the resident artist for P& Q Press in New York City.

 

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