The work of Ahmed Chiha reveals a clever blend of ancestral inspiration, modern technique, and contemporary vision. The artist paints using industrial pigments. His representations – at times abstract, at times figurative – are no more than a series of tiny dots composed of soft, shimmering colours. In his paintings, delicate agglomerations of colour create forms that allow the materiality of the medium to pierce through.
Vaguely anthropomorphic and zoomorphic, or hybrid, creatures appear within a spiral that seems to generate form. Suspended at the centre of the surface’s blank face, these archaic-like spirits turn slowly upon themselves, as time stands still. Ahmed Chiha offers us a glimpse of a world that is as mysterious as it is invisible