Marrakesh’s women bikers in Hassan Hajjaj’s Kesh Angels
Taymour Grahne Gallery is proud to present ’Kesh Angels, a solo exhibition of work by the Moroccan-born, UK-based artist, Hassan Hajjaj.
Hajjaj’s work plays with and upends stereotypes, the power of branding, and the familiarity of everyday objects, applying a ‘street-wise’ approach to his layering of influences, items, and cultural signifiers to imbue the work with an electrifying tension. His confident, upbeat portraits of young women wearing veils and djellabah while posing on motorcycles subvert preconceived notions of Arab women; his subjects are traditionally clad but defiantly modern, bearing bright smiles and the markers of youth, independence, celebration and fun.
More works by Hajjaj: LACMA: My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1, 2012