• H Touarass Gnaoua Front (1)
  • H Touarass Gnaoua
  • H Touarass Gnaoua Sideways (1)





Artist: Hicham Tourass (Touriss)


Year: 2018


Medium: Acrylic on Canvas


Dimensions including frame: 100 x 100cm


Origin: Morocco


Description: Born into a family of craftsmen, Moroccan artist Hicham Touarass began his artistic career as a weaver. His paintings preserve the traditional weaving custom of entwining life stories into a composition to create a narrative.

Touarass paints the ritual of the Gnaoua, commonly called lila (Arabian for ‘night’). The music played during the ritual has a repetitive, lively beat, and is used to call supernatural powers. Through lively patterns and brush strokes, Touarass invites us to join in the ceremony.


Framed in black trayframe


Original artwork


Signed by artist

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