Koraïchi's work is influenced by an abiding fascination with signs of all kinds, both real and imaginary, beginning with the intricate beauty of Arabic calligraphic scripts. His work is composed of symbols, glyphs and ciphers drawn from a wide variety of other languages and cultures. Whether the source is numerological perceptions of ancient cultures or his inventive Chinese ideograms that appear to share similar forms, Koraïchi’s eclectic work integrates these crossing systems of signs into an organised and fascinating description of the diverse world that surrounds us.
He has sought to reunite Islamic rituals and mysticism with the aim of reviving the arts and crafts culture of the region by fusing ancient techniques and modern practices with dramatic effect. Koraïchi puts huge value upon the craftsmen he works with as the keepers and messengers of the semantic ‘know how’. His work is an ode to his ancestors’ spirituality, craftsmanship and voyage through history, an elegiac homage to a venerable cultural past.
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