FRIEZE MASTERS

15 - 17 October 2021
Booth G04
Selma Feriani Gallery is delighted to be presenting a stand dedicated to Farid Belkahia at Frieze Masters 2021. 
About Farid Belkahia
Born on 15 November 1934 in Marrakesh, Morocco; died on 25 September 2014. One of the foremost modernist artists in Morocco, Farid Belkahia began his training at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts of Paris from 1954 to 1959. He continued his studies in Prague until returning to Morocco in 1962 to become director of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Casablanca, a position he retained until 1974. Belkahia turned away from oil painting and easels in the early 1960s and began working primarily with large-scale hammered copper. While retaining multiple dimensions, the copper was meant to be hung on walls and was used to create bas-reliefs. Since the mid-1970s, Belkahia is best known for the work he has done with leather, which he treats using traditional techniques and stretches over shaped supports. He then paints the leather with naturally occurring dyes such as henna.