Said Qodaid was born in Rabat in 1965, where he lives and works. He graduated at Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Institute of Arts), Tétouan, in 1990, with a degree in Graphic Design.
Qodaid’s paintings are dedicated to traditional portraiture and figurative depictions of rural and urban Moroccan life.His poetic representations convey harmony with an expressive North African gesture. He prefers to paint colourful canvases in an allegorical mode to advocate Moroccan customs.
Qodaid’s painterly language is distinguished; carefully executed brush strokes achieve his realistic representations.Nothing better than a classic water-colour painting.
(Photo courtesy of Moroccan Fine Art)