Abderrahim Chawki is a sculptor. After studying in Morocco, he has specialised in monument design in Utrecht. At the heart of his work lies the relationship between his native language and the image. This becomes apparent through illustrating stone images in Arabia.

“As a sculptor, I’m always examining the relationship between language and image, and for that I use the ground and my mother language. For me it concerns the calligraphy of Arabic on stone. A word has its own consensus in each language, book and meaning; and in each culture an image has its own material, form and space. I try to let these dimensions reconcile each other.
From a cultural perspective, my work could be considered as an attempt to renew the art of calligraphy with a new dimension and to connect the strength of the material with a personal and emotional response.”