Hisham Echafaki is a self-taught painter with a fascination for nature and the animal world. Working in oil, acrylic or resin, his work focuses on surrealist compositions with animals and examines the impact that humankind exerts on the environment´s fragile balance. Whilst his artwork evokes a sense of wonderment for nature’s colours and patterns, it often incorporates anthropomorphic and ‘trompe-l’oeil’ features that engage the viewer to reflect on our complex relationship with the animal world as well as the importance of conservation and protection of the planet’s rich diversity.
Hisham Echafaki also paints three-dimensional insects embedded in several layers of resin to give the optical illusion that they were once real specimen. Presented as faux taxidermy the insects often display anthropomorphic features on their wings or bodies with recognizable patterns found in art, design, science or architecture while others are simply more lifelike. Each piece is a tribute to the beautiful intricacy and complexity of the insect world but also a critique of how humans are affecting and shaping evolutionary changes in animal species.
2019 Musee de La Poste (Postal Museum), Paris
2019 The Other Art Fair, Saatchi, Los Angeles
2018 The Other Art Fair, Saatchi, London
2017 The Other Art Fair, Saatchi, Bristol
2017 ‘Flourish’ Group Show, Chelsea Fringe, Espacio Gallery, London
2017 Talented Art Fair London
2016 ‘Codes of Faith’ Group Show, Laura I Gallery, London
2015 Lusus Naturae Solo Show, Butterfly Art News, London
2013 ‘The Many Faces of David Bowie’ Group Show, Opera Gallery, London
2013 ‘Paris Match Covers’ Group Show, Opera Gallery, Paris
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