“Art and Harmony”: Khadija Zizi Strikes a Balance in Solo Art Exhibition

By SERENITY BOLT

Khadija Zizi began creating her bold, dynamic artwork in 2000, when she took a painting class and never stopped. Since then, she has refined and explored both her craft and themes: travel, motherhood, and the balance found between harmony and discord.

Her contemporary abstract expressionist work expresses emotion through dynamic shape and color, inviting the viewer to resolve conflict through visual experience.

Zizi’s paintings are a striking meditation on the material aspects of form, color and texture as well as a literal and metaphorical journey through culture and archetype.

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Moroccans Stuck in an Identity Bind

By ANNAMARIE HOULIS Renowned French designer Yves Saint Laurent put Morocco on the fashion map in the 1980s when his famous garden in Marrakech, the Jardin Majorelle, inspired his collections. American designer Michael Kors incorporated Morocco’s bold colors and busy textile patterns in his S/S “Afriluxe” show during New York Fashion Week last year. And American Peter Som’s Resort collection reflected nomadic desserts and exotic Moroccan motifs including a wandering-vine pattern. Morocco is an inspiration for fashion designers around the world, but Moroccan designers have been largely ignored, working in relative obscurity even within their own country.  Read more