• Weight : 5 kg
  • Dimensions : 110 × 4 × 30 cm
  • Year : 2012
  • Material : Stainless steel wire
  • Editions : Edition of 8 + 4 AP
  • Signature : Hand-signed

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Informed by the issues surrounding Western Art, drawing from a literary and poetic tradition, the work of Yazid Oulab is a quest for meaning. In his sculptures, videos, installations and also his drawings, the artist declines an iconography linked to his own experience: everyday objects (jars, scales, crates, carpets) , sometimes with a sacred association (incense sticks, sacrificial knives), or to the building trade which he practised in order to finance his studies (trowel, carpenter’s pencil, scaffolding).

The artist is particularly interested in basic or raw materials and the transformation of them by all possible movements, as what does a craftsman. These materials themselves are important to me because they are artistic work with their own spirits.

Simple, pared down, the forms he creates can never be reduced to mere signs however, since their physicality and the gestures they elicit hold a power and nobility of their own. The artist’s work bridges the gap between feeling and symbolism, symbol and text, craft and ritual, it accompanies a move towards spiritual knowledge, going beyond surface appearance.