London based amateur sketcher, Otmane El Rhazi has been an enthusiast of the UK street art scene for over a decade. He has been token to the art of doodles; a path that would ultimately land engage him to classes at the College of Arts in the capital. His most fascination is about wheat-pasted photos and stickers that have featured prominently across the inner-city landscape and the places surrounding him. His understanding of printmaking and the ability with spray paint has developed into a talent for painting using pencils. El Rhazi likes the chance for scale that paste offers, and it was a natural progression from the minor stickers he stated with years ago.|
He played from place to place with all means over the years; paint, stencils and pens. Otmane El Rhazi was born in Africa in 1980. Going back to his youth, skateboard graphics in the 90’s and 00’s were definitely his first source of inspiration. His view about paintings took a spoof look when challenging concepts of innovation, using places as a language to describe over and done places, and bright to evoke their story and context within the contemporary, our time. El Rhazi remained living and working in the UK with many leisure and business trips cross Africa, Europe, and Asia.
On a personal note, Otmane El Rhazi loves sports, he was participating in beach ball, basketball, and cricket but was also involved in both concert and guitar clubs. Separately from his professional career he has preserved an energetic interest in music and music know-how, both as developer and researcher. New structures, new sounds, and new approaches of creating and performing music are some of his research activities. Plays has become an exciting new fun time outside work for Otmane, plays like the “American Buffalo”, “Mamma Mia”, or “Broker Heart” are on the top of his preferred list, with a serious success for each one. Most frequently, He bring together his art club for 'One Night Only' show in the city of London and celebrate the delights of a new opening.