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Separación De Poderes II, Ostend (Belgium) 2019

Morocco-born, Barcelona-based artist Mohamed L’Ghacham paints large figurative murals based on scenes from vintage family photos and everyday objects. Often choosing photographic “accidents” for their authenticity, the artist paints meals, table settings, toasts, and other communal rituals performed by normal people. When viewed at a wall-sized scale, the personal and seemingly unimportant moments gain new meaning and become more emotionally resonant for viewers despite never having met the families portrayed.

L’Ghacham’s use of muted color palettes connects the murals with their respective urban surroundings while also staying true to the vintage aesthetic of the source photography. Loose, layered brush strokes give the general shape of facial features and objects, but a step back from the image is necessary to appreciate the full snapshot. Head to the Mohamed L’Ghacham’s Vimeo page to see the artist in action, and follow his Instagram for more in-progress and completed mural photos.

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Separación De Poderes II, Ostend (Belgium) 2019

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Reunión de vecinos, Mataró (Spain) 2017

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Le cadeau, Paris (France) 2017

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¿Es papá y me lleva a casa? with Alba Trench, La Roca del Vallés (Spain) 2017

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El Baile, Ragusa (Italy) 2018

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Casa Paquita, Can Picafort (Spain), 2017

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Aquí no et faltarà pa… with Ivan Floro, Granollers (Spain), 2018

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Por Angelo!, Lioni (Italy), 2018

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Cena para dos II with Alba Trench, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands (Spain) 2019









By: Colossal