I believe all people are born with a sense of art . Everyone dreams ; everyone has an imagination . The 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
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 . In 2009-2015 open studio on 7 street NYC . In 2010 Akhdi Abdellah created more than 40 video performance drawing with music on Youtube/a. akhdi ( free lesson drawing ). Akhdi Abdellah also designed successfully a 8 book for his wife poet and playwright Peggy Garrison Akhdi and for DH Melam , and 2 illustration books , 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.