feature: the work of moroccan multidisciplinary artist hassan hajjaj

September 19, 2014

Check out the work of Hassan Hajjaj. The 53-year-old multidisciplinary artist was born in Morocco and moved to London as a teenager. Splitting his time between Morocco and London for the last 15 years, he creates works that bridge the West and North African. Hajjaj designs every aspect of what you see in his images, hiring local tailors and artisans to create what is featured and using friends as subjects. Of his work, earlier this year, The New York Times wrote, “Mr. Hajjaj’s images belong to a history of studio photography that stretches from the medium’s beginnings to the present, while building on the works of sub-Saharan photographers like Malick Sidibé, who also placed his subjects before signifying backdrops. They riff on Matisse’s odalisques, Jeff Koons’s basketball ads and fashion photography as well, all filtered through the lens of a different, indisputably contemporary culture.” 

By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor

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