Collective Disquiet

featuring

Rachid Bouhamidi

Rachid Bouhamidi was born and raised in Southern California and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Boston University where he received his MFA in Painting. He currently lives and works in  Los Angeles, California.

Artist Statement:

 

In my recent work, I've been interested in the notion of myth making and memorializing, addressing subjects such as the Covid-19 quarantine and the ongoing struggle for social and racial justice with various formal/pictorial means. I use line to define a kind of figuration that alternately settles and disorients a sense of presence and place within the pictorial field. The paint smearing and streaking technique serves to give a sense of speed to the action of the various personages in my paintings. To the extent that my work is representational, I attempt to expose and transcend a boundary of sorts between the subject matter depicted and the materiality of the painted surface.

The Story Teller

The Story Teller

oil on canvas 84 x 60 inches

June Uprising

June Uprising

oil on canvas 54 x 48 inches

Artemis in Quarantine

Artemis in Quarantine

oil on canvas 84 x 72 inches

The Story Teller

oil on canvas 84 x 60 inches