Amina Rezki is an artist born in 1962 in Tangier. She received a diploma in Fine Arts from Brussels in 1984 and a diploma in painting from the Academy of Art in Uccle (Brussels) in 2009. Since the beginning of her artistic career, Amina Rezki has devoted herself to paintings that capture the thrill of the human soul. With impressive energy, she builds a work haunted by the night, staring at the human condition with a disenchanted look, populated by characters flayed with the steel of anguish and loneliness. Her cathartic approach to art places the artist among the most authentic painters of interiority, these tormented creators whose technical mastery is used to benefit an individual expression of the world and the existential adventure of man. This unconditional passion for painting also speaks to the heightened sensitivity of this prolific woman whose desire to create, she confides, is intensified every day.
In Brussels or Tangier, the artist finds the opportunity to shut herself away from everyday life to create a universe that strikes with a vigorous diversity of factures. The work contains abstract paintings with realistic portraits, including the considerable part of a dazzling painting showing lonely characters or objects, crushed under an avalanche of shadows and traces. But this proliferation of ways has a common denominator: not the search for emotion, but its capture. Whether it shows a human figure, a landscape or shapes and colors that represent only themselves, an Amina Rezki painting is the swift execution of an emotion, frantic translation of an inner push. Even when a non-human motif is an autonomous subject, a tuft of grass, a ball of wool, a tree, a door, it carries a gray sensation, imprints of desolation, contaminated by these tired beings who have deserted the plastic surface in search of other shelters to hide their despair. This begs the question: where does the artist find these figures of the abyss?
These works have been exhibited especially in Morocco: “Rihla-Voyage” in 2019 at Société Générale Maroc, Casablanca, Morocco; in 2018 at Galerie Conil, Tangier, Morocco; in 2016 at Espace Rivage, Hassan II Foundation, Rabat, Morocco; One hundred constraints in 2012 at Villa des Arts, Rabat, Morocco. As well as in the United States: in 2015 at UN Headquarters, New York (NY), United States. Amina Rezki currently lives between Tangier and Brussels.
It is as if reality is continually behind the curtains that we tear down .. There is yet another ... always another ... it's a never-ending quest. ― Alberto Giacometti