Rachid Khimoune was born in France in 1953 in Decazeville (Aveyron) to parents of Berber origin. Graduated from the École supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris in 1974, he first practiced painting before turning to sculpture. With his many monumental achievements, Rachid Khimoune, who has exhibited since 1975, is represented in several museums, public and private collections in France and abroad.
“CHILDRENS OF THE WORLD”, sculptures installed in Paris in 2001, is one of Rachid Khimoune’s major works.
To make them, the artist went to several large cities around the world to collect the “skin from the streets”.
“You might think that all the asphalt in the world is alike, and yet from one city to another, the tree grates, the manhole covers are distinctive signs like a tattoo on the skin that reveals the identity of the city, even its history.
I would have cast the words, Water – Gas – Sanitation – Electricity, in all the languages of the world “.
1,000 Turtles symbolizing the endless horrors of war. The Turtles were made in the 90s from helmets of soldiers of different armies (USA, Russia, Germany, England ...) and pay tribute to the victims of each nation.
Rachid Khimoune est né en France en 1953 à Decazeville (Aveyron) de parents d’origine berbère.
Diplômé de l’École supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris en 1974, il pratique d’abord la peinture avant de se tourner vers la sculpture.
Avec ses nombreuses réalisations monumentales, Rachid Khimoune qui expose depuis 1975, est représenté dans plusieurs musées, collections publiques et privées en France et à l’étranger.