Due to the success of Rita Alaoui’s current exhibition ‘The Silent Garden’, Galerie Siniya 28 is pleased to announce the extension of the show until the 8th of April 2023
Rita Aloui, The Red Chair #1, 2 & 3, 2021. Acrylic and oil sticks on canvas, 140 x 130cm(x3). Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Siniya 28.
Visual artist, plant artist, Rita Alaoui records landscapes and from obsessions to obsessions – she recreates spaces, vegetation, and the exact poetry of places. In this exhibition, she brings life back to the garden that runs alongside her studio and reveals a true ode to nature, silent and intimate. Impregnated by the wild landscapes and the light that rocked her childhood in Morocco, it is nevertheless in the solitude of her Parisian studio that Rita Alaoui composes her paintings.
Concerned by the question of what remains with the passage of time and the destruction caused by man, Rita Alaoui seeks, excavates and inventories to keep track for fear that everything will disappear forever.
As an invitation to rethink our connection to the world, Rita Alaoui’s compositions evoke the relationship between man and nature. A nature free of any human presence where, instead, empty chairs and daily elements meticulously arranged speak of its absence. In a world dominated by instantaneity and speed, Rita Alaoui’s gardens are an invitation to slow down, to return to natural, slow, and long cycles. They are a source of peace, serenity, and introspection. A true tribute to slowness, the garden is meant to be perseverance and patience, an experience of contact with plants and the earth, like a rebirth, a sudden return to the source.
Excerpt from the text ‘Stranger, your time will be pleasant here’, by Janine Gaëlle Dieudji. For more information, please visit Galerie Siniya 28.