Connect
To Top

Art & Life with Abdellah El Haitout

Today we’d like to introduce you to Abdellah El Haitout.

Abdellah, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Why am I paint? in fact, I do not know, all I know is that when I paint I get everything back, others can paint because of boredom or despair. But when I paint everything vanishes around me, I feel light, I feel that giant wings suddenly pushed on me. painting brought back all that I had lost one day, I think it’s what looks like painting: as if you faint and look at the sky lying on the grass.

I stick on my paint a long time, helplessly and slavishly in a great confusion. I don’t know what to leave or what to ruin, or what to omit, or remove, or neglect. I even scream alone: I don’t know anything, otherwise, my friend, painting is a piece of ordeal … I became a painter out of curiosity, in painting alone curiosity leads you to the virgin areas.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I stick on my paint a long time, helplessly and slavishly in a great confusion. I don’t know what to leave or what to ruin, or what to omit, or remove, or neglect. I even scream alone: I don’t know anything, otherwise, my friend, painting is a piece of ordeal …

I quote from Paul Auster and I say: You find the painting where you work on it; that is the adventure. I love the challenge of collage, and the possibilities that are opened up in front of me, the work of the torn paper, crumpled or ripped and glued up piece of paper. Additionally, I like the intimate act. The superposition of different material and paint highlight the theme of concealment and transparency with mixed media like acrylic, ink and pens… I add the necessities of drawing and graphics, I also meditate at length the nature and I try to learn more. I try to be as simple as I can, I like this movement on the surfaces of doors and walls, and I like to pass on my painting. Inspiration is everywhere, and the artist must start from what is local to transcend it, travelling beyond and reaching what is global and universal.

Like Naguib Mahfouz, one must start from “where I am.” The Urban scenery is a rich material that I exploit. A contemporary artist must draw on contemporary subjects. Technical capability should guide the artist in the development of his work, pleasant warmth or a wild and sour chilliness. These elements are reminder of my childhood, which I spent in an open air. There, I learned to become familiar with the surroundings and tried to tame the wildness of this space. In my later works, I’ve chosen to intervene on pre-worked supports, fully or partially, like calendars, catalogs, or collage of paper and cardboard paper trying to go beyond what has already been created “.

What would you recommend to an artist new to the city, or to art, in terms of meeting and connecting with other artists and creatives?
The painter is always alone, alone in front of that canvas, the painting demands that. But there are always many ways for those who wish to connect with artists,

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
in fact I like the people see my work, and can support my art by many ways, I don’t know how but all I know it the painter is a somewhat show maker, the people can follow me in my website and Instagram, Facebook and in other locations.

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Abdellah EL HAITOUT

Getting in touch: VoyageLA is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in