Hello to our readers! We are happy to see that 3D street painting is beginning to develop and thrive throughout the world. This Fall, Blog Now on streetpainting.tv is reaching out to new 3D street painters in Africa, Asia, and all points where 3D street painting is emerging for artists and the public. This post begins our Fall 2015 series with Hoosney Khrichfat from Morocco...
Please tell us a little about yourself, your art, your art interests, for the readers.
Well, My name is Hoosney Khrichfat From Morocco. I'm 20 years old, and I'm currently a student at Mohammed 5 University Agdal-Rabat,studying sociology. I'm a 3D street painter and also a fine artist. I started 3D street painting about 3 years ago. I didn't study art in schools or universities, I just work on my talent and develop it. I painted the first 3D work in Morocco, and also like being a first Arabic on Arab, and as the first Muslim in Africa. I focus in my art to report messages, I do all what I can to draw something useful. I love nature it's a big part of my life..and i like to draw animals which I love, and like what I said I like to have a goal in my art. For example, I have drawn a mural talking about the freedom for Palestine which was classified as the best one in my city sale. Moreover, I have painted several hand paintings that talks about poor people and many subjects.
'About the Crab’, it’s meaning to you as an artist, sharing your love of 3D with the viewers.
About the Crab it means a lot for me, when we speak about sea, fishing, swimming, here we talk about my passion, my memories and my feelings as a child. When I was a child, I spent the most of my time at the beach swimming, fishing, and playing football- all of this at one place which is the nation's beach. So, the crab is a work where I expressed in it all my feelings that was in sea and fishing. This animal we enjoyed with it when we were children, we fished it and we playing with it. So this is the big crab from my big memory...
How did you learn of 3D street painting?
The first time I saw a 3D street work was on TV, about 6 years ago. I was impressed, I said to myself: Wow !! what's that this is magic!! ...and one time I was surfing on net, and I watched a perfect 3D work of one of the greatest artists in the world, she is Tracy Lee Stum from U.S.A. I like what she does, and I said to myself why not doing like what she do, so I contacted her and she gave me a lot of advice. With the passage of time I discovered 3D street art. I started watching videos, got to know people in the same field around the world. After that, I started thinking about painting my own 3D street art. Eventually, when I was ready psychologically and physically, I took the decision and I began looking for the suitable place and I achieved my goal. Besides to the 3D street art.
What is it like to street paint in Morocco? Any particular challenges – weather, locations?
Really - 3D street painting in Morocco is unregistered. Most Moroccan artists are now outside, in Europe or the US. The rest of the artists who still here, they find a lot of particulars. One of those big particulars is the locations where we can work, the government or law do not gives us the appropriate for drawing on places or streets. By the way, in my first experience, I found a lot of difficulties explaining what I do to the police. When they came to me after they saw me drawing working now on the definition of this theme of art. We really don't have any problems with weather- in Morocco, most months of the year are hot and sunny, so the biggest particular is to work on the definition of this art.
Do you have other 3D works that we can look forward to seeing soon?
Actually I'm working for the near future about new 3D works, that I hope look better than the past ones, and for that I will do all my best. I'm looking forward to organise an international festival,inviting the greatest artists around the world, and giving the chance to the young Moroccan talents to improve their skills and enjoy with colors...
You are very talented and very ambitious Hoosney - Wendy and I at Blog Now on streetpainting.tv look forward to your progress and that of the young 3D street painters of Morocco learning and growing from your coming experiences!
Anthony Cappetto and Wendy Stum are bloggers in the street painting world always searching for new and emerging 3D street painters to tell their stories on Blog Now on streetpainting.tv. Anthony and Wendy are co founders of Innovative Street Painting Group, Inc.