GHIZLAN EL GLAOUI
2021: Unique ArtTable commission – // – 2022: Exhibition and charity auction
Born in Morocco in 1969 into an artistic family, Ghizlan spent much of her childhood in the studio of her father, the world-renowned painter Hassan El Glaoui. Often the subject of his portraits, she became his muse. With the inspirational and exotic surroundings of Morocco and France was born Ghizlan’s love of art and her unique artistic style. Ghizlan went on to study Arts at the Academie Charpentier and developed a style influenced by her father in the use of light and colour.
Ghizlan paints with vivid colours and metallic paints to capture light and show the essence of each subject on the canvas. The manifestation of this inner strength, painted as an outward projection of each form, is extended with the addition of illumination from behind the canvas. This creates an interactive work that reacts to the light and darkness around it, yet another bridging of modern and classic that is quintessentially Ghizlan.