Rachid Koraïchi

From series Invisible Masters, 2019/2020
Seven silk textiles (from Damascus)

Untitled, 2019/2020
80 lithographs, new commission

‘The silk tapestries represents the primary element for me. The atmosphere created by this forest of banners shows the presence of all the invisible ancestors as in the prehistoric circle. The abundance of signs, symbols, inscriptions create an air filled with prophylactic talisman, magical and eternal like a type of blessing and protection for all those who would come to lose themselves among these refined and significant fabrics. Out of respect for the three revealed religions, I voluntarily selected three different colours of silk for each flag, embroidered in three different colours of silk thread.’ Rachid Koraïchi

Co-Commissioned by Aicon Gallery and Lahore Biennale Foundation
Text provided by artist
Translation provided by Mehrun Nisa Gohar