Rachid Khimoune was born in France in 1953 in Decazeville (Aveyron) to parents of Berber origin.
Graduated from the École supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris in 1974, he first practiced painting before turning to sculpture.
With his many monumental achievements, Rachid Khimoune, who has exhibited since 1975, is represented in several museums, public and private collections in France and abroad.
In addition to this, you need to know more about it.
From the manhole cover, to the old power outlet, through salvaged objects, Rachid brings relief and life to the insignificant.
Rachid Khimoune's universe: an imaginary world populated by real or invented animals made up of a jumble of objects that populate our daily lives, his “Bestiary” as he calls it, is today internationally recognized by critics.
"Les Enfants du Monde", sculptures installed in Paris in 2001 is one of the major works of Rachid Khimoune.
To make them, the artist went to several large cities around the world to collect the “skin from the streets”.
“You might think that all the asphalt in the world is alike, and yet from one city to another, the tree grates, the manhole covers are distinctive signs like a tattoo on the skin that reveals the identity of the city, even its history. I would have cast the words, Water - Gas - Sanitation - Electricity, in all the languages of the world ”.
TEASER RACHID KHIMOUNE
- A 14 min film
- Two podcasts
- A gallery