Works by Raphåel Ibn Sayed Él Khalif
"They Are Moor Not Less", Oil & India Ink on Wood, 20 1/2 x 23 1/4 in, 2020. $2000.
"Divine Feminine", Oil on Wood, 15 5/8 x 22 1/4 in, 2013. $1500.
"Liquid Arkestra", Archival Ink on Paper, 6 x 8 in, 2018.
"Liquid Arkestra" is a digital print only, 6"x8" on 100lb cardstock. $400.
Raphael Ibn Sayed El Khalif, born in Amerique is a Moorish, gender non-conforming persona of color; a multi-disciplinary creative implementing drawing, painting and architecture. Combating the divisive ethnocentric architecture, design and sociology of settler colonialist America and its permutations thru time and space, both within and outside, contemporary discourse. The work of El Khalif, personifies a dualistic vernacular within their imagery, looking to push our boundaries of understanding with regards to race, creed, culture and gender identity. The "black experience" in America varies for all of us, and El Khalif's radical practice, pluralistically unifes the African diasprora's masculine and feminine, light and dark, and concepts of animus and anima, postulating towards a singular, unifying humanism. El Khalif’s compositions aim to holistically and unapologetically enable us to critically look forward to a brighter tomorrow; today, demystifying the segregation, appropriation and classism that encapsulates the non-white living experience that built America.