Hailing from a long lineage of wood experts, Moroccan artist Hamza Kadiri has honed his wood artistry from his workshop in Casablanca as well as his apprenticeships in Japan and travels around the world. With access to rare, precious wood kinds, Kadiri has created a body of work that reflects the artist’s reverence for wood, its properties, and its characteristics.
Sought after by international collectors, Kadiri’s highly sculptural, contemporary work embodies the artist’s mastery of marquetry and cabinetry. Inspired by mythology and classical art, Kadiri’s bold curves and textured surfaces magnify the material’s natural grains and patterns and the time-honored techniques involved.
Each piece of wood is meticulously chosen for its singularity, its essence, and inherent beauty. Today, Kadiri has developed a deeply personal visual language where the raw material, its nature, and personality dictate the shape and the skin of the ultimate piece.