Hassan Hajjaj, Kesh Angels, Re-interpreted Rock Stars

photo by HASSAN HAJJAJ

photo by HASSAN HAJJAJ

Dangerous Minds | The badass girl motorcyclists of Morocco introduced me to this collection by Hassan Hajjaj.  More research has shown that he’s cooler than one exhibit can show.  The NY Times even agrees!  His LACMA interactive video work is on my to-track-down list, check out the video here: http://www.lacma.org/video/hassan-hajjaj

From an Independent article “I build the frames using objects I find in markets,” he explains. “Cans of Fanta, tins or boxes of chicken stock… I wanted to use the repetition of the labels in a slightly humorous context, relating to something happening in the photographs, but I also wanted to create repetitive patterns to evoke the mosaics of Morocco in a modern context.

Rilene by Hassan Hajjaj
Rilene by Hassan Hajjaj