230 x 330mm
Anglo-Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj blends artistic themes and genres from the diverse range of his influences. The universe he creates is whimsical and eccentric, initiating a dialogue between tradition and modernity, between culture and pop culture. Known for his highly colourful portraits teetering between documentary and fashion photography, Hajjaj also integrates African prints and fabrics, canned products and manipulated logos into his compositions. He thus develops a kind of visual re-appropriation of global consumer products and presents a critical interpretation of oriental exoticism. This book, simply titled Hassan Hajjaj, and published in light of the artist’s retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in September 2019, is the first major monograph of his work. It contains all his best-known and celebrated series as well as his previously unpublished black and white work.
About the Artist
Hassan Hajjaj was born in 1961 in Larache, Morocco. He lives and works between Marrakech and London. He evolves between several artistic universes: photography, fashion, music, cinema and design, while presenting a critical and uninhibited point of view on consumer society.
About the Publishers
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, located in the historic heart of Paris, is a centre for contemporary photographic art opened in February 1996.
RVB Books is both an independent publisher dedicated to designing and printing unique fine arts books and a gallery featuring exhibitions on new editorial practices.