Painter to Marrakesh - Morocco
Born in 1960 in Marrakech, Noureddine Daïfallah studied at the School of Applied Arts in Marrakech and at the Regional Pedagogical Centre, CPR, in Rabat, in the plastic arts section. He is currently a professor of plastic arts. His first exhibition dates back to 1977. He is a laureate of the Turkish Biennale (International Commission for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage), Istanbul 1991. He is represented by Matisse Art Gallery, Marrakech / Casablanca and lives and works in Marrakech
In his early days, Noureddine Daïfallah produced calligraphies with a certain legibility, using fine black letters enhanced with colours. The first vertical and horizontal structures with rectangular spaces appeared in 1991. The background is mostly white, but black rectangles may appear in contrast, where the letters are drawn in white ink.
Noureddine Daïfallah explores the possibilities of a very colourful writing with orthogonal structures. The whole is set in open rectangular structures, at least closed on one of the sides, and the coloured letters are placed in the position of a figure by filling in other monochrome letters that occupy practically all the space.
In 2004, one of the artist's innovations appeared: the association of backgrounds partially covered with gold leaf with letters that are themselves golden in opposition to very strong red or black colours.