Rachid Hanbali Art Gallery
Rachid Hanbali Art Gallery

THE STUNNING LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES OF MY HOMELAND MOROCCO ARE INSPIRATIONAL AND I ENJOY  IMMORTALISING THEM IN OILS. TRADITIONAL CHARACTERS LEND THEMSELVES TO MY CANVAS AND MY HOPE IS THAT THEIR PERSONALITIES WILL SHINE THROUGH MY PAINTINGS

EXHIBITING NOW WITH THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS AT THE MALL GALLERIES IN LONDON!!

MY PAINTING, 'THE NOBLE AFRICAN`, HAS BEEN SELECTED FROM THOUSANDS OF ENTRIES TO APPEAR ALONGSIDE THE WORKS OF SOME OF THE BEST CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT PAINTERS AT THE ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS IN LONDON. I AM VERY HONOURED. 

EXHIBITION FROM 4 - 19 MAY 2017.

 

 

IN 2015 MY  PAINTINGS WERE SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF PORTRAIT PAINTERS ´CONVERSATIONS´ PRIZE, ( SEEN ABOVE) AND I WAS SELECTED BY THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF OIL PAINTERS TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR ANNUAL EXHIBITION  IN DECEMBER 2015 AT THE MALL GALLERIES IN LONDON FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR.A PAINTING WAS ALSO SHORTLISTED FOR THE COLUMBIA THREADNEEDLE PRIZE.

IN 2016 I WAS SHORTLISTED FOR THE DUBAI INTERNATIONAL EMERGING ARTIST AWARD. I WAS ALSO ASKED TO EXHIBIT A PAINTING IN  THE ASHURST EMERGING ARTIST AWARD EXHIBITION IN LONDON, BUT THE SELECTED PAINTING, 'COMING HOME' HAD  BEEN SOLD TO A BUYER IN MOROCCO.

 

 

FIRST PRIZE FOR CREATIVITY, VISITORS CHOICE, AT ART FUSION INTERNATIONAL ART EXHIBITION, PEKING, CHINA 2009.

 

  • RACHID HANBALI was born in 1970 in Sidi Ifni, Morocco. He attended the  School of Fine Arts  in Tétouan, Morocco, and  the University of  Fine Arts, Granada, Spain. He regards Spain as his second home, having spent almost half his life on the Iberian Peninsula.

  • He has held collective and individual exhibitions in a number of countries including the UK, the USA, Canada, Spain, Morocco and China.
  • in 2009, at Beijing's International Festival of Contemporary Art he recieved the Creativity Award from the Ministry of Culture of China for his painting 'Moroccan Horsemen Galloping'. At the end of 2014 he was honoured to be selected by the prestigious Royal Institute of Oil Painters in London to participate in their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries  in Central London., and he has been selected again to exhibit at the 2015 exhibition which was held at the MALL GALLERIES, LONDON BETWEEN 2 AND 13 DECEMBER 2015. 
  • He currently lives and works in London with his English wife Helen and their son.  They enjoy extended breaks at his villa in Brazil and  spend a part of each year in Andalusia, Spain.
  • Hanbali’s paintings often  refer to Morocco’s landscapes and its people. In his atmospheric depictions he retains light and colour, expressing an emotional response to the subject and his inner world. 
  • With his perfectly mastered brushwork Hanbali creates shifting patterns of the natural scene, a portal for an exploration of the sublime. His iconic pictorial presentations tell of his affection for Moroccan and Iberian splendour.

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