Les Sept Stations Célestes | The Seven Heavenly Stations
Les Sept Stations Célestes | The Seven Heavenly Stations, the second major U.S. solo exhibition of Algerian born artist Rachid Koraïchi.
Drawing on Arabic semiotics and dwelling on calligraphy as a means of interpretive transcendence, Koraïchi's work utilizes letters and signage to evoke figurative imagery and enumerate universal messages to a global audience. The current exhibition is comprised of three bodies of work centered around the mythological cosmology of the seven stations of heaven - a construct that permeates through cultures both East and West. Seen through the prism of Sufism, these represent the seven stages or maqaam that the soul must traverse in its search for enlightenment.
Based in France and working across the world, Koraïchi has held several solo exhibitions, participated in numerous group exhibitions and publicly commissioned projects and is widely recognized as a pioneer of Islamic contemporary art and an important and influential artist, with a career spanning five decades