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Zaïdi Larbi | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

  • Zaïdi Larbi | Contemporary Artist: Artworks & Biography

Zaïdi Larbi

  • France
  • Painter
Painting is not a hobby but a need.
Truly passionate about ‘art brut’, Larbi, a native of Montbéliard in the Doubs region, creates work as demanding as it is spontaneous. This self-taught painter - "these are the best," he says - lives and works in the Aisne region (France), where he settled twenty years ago. Attracted by painting at a very young age, he devotes all his time to this activity. With a degree in Art Therapy from René Descartes University (Paris V), he works in social work (he became the head of an education department), and it is in the context of his professional activity that he has established pictorial expression workshops for children with disabilities.
One feels in his work influences of Basquiat, Chaissac, and Dubuffet, some of the painters he discovered later since he had no artistic education at the beginning of his career. Today, it is the opposite situation, and he diligently visits galleries, exhibitions, and museums. Larbi's instinctive, joyful, and energetic painting is an ode to the drawings of children. It leaves no one indifferent. But the characters he depicts in thick black lines reflect a certain difficulty in being. Enclosed in frames they do not always master, its characters seek their own way in a sometimes hostile environment. Larbi's work is therefore deeply humanistic.

Currently this artist is only exhibited in our online gallery.

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  • 2007
    Becomes a referenced artist
    Artprice, France
  • 2004
    Exhibition at the C Gallery
    Biot, France
  • 1997
    Collective exhibition at the Cirque d’Hiver
    Paris, France
  • 1962
    Birth
    Montbéliard, France
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