Monolith H. 205,5 cm YAZID OULAB
- Dimensions : 205 × 80 × 50 cm
- Year : 2012
- Material : Stainless steel
- Editions : Edition of 8 + 4 AP
- Mouvement : Art conceptuel
- Thèmes : Monumentale Politics and History
- Ton : Color Silver metallic
Polished Stainless, Brushed stainless on edge.
Taking the shape of a menhir, this upright stone reproduces on its rear surface the sharpness and luster of a raw flint which turns into a sublime kaleidoscope thanks to the polishing steel. By going around this rock, we discover a flat face in brushed stainless steel, as if cut in the material which lets appear in its heart the allegorical imprint of a cuneiform nail.
A man with a thousand facets and an ancestral soul, Yazid Oulab is an artist who seems nourished by centuries of the most diverse and richest civilizations. He presents himself as an interpreter and a messenger, capable of analyzing and transcribing through simplified objects millennia of cultural, social and spiritual histories.
An indisputable craftsman in love with gesture, a fascinated and fascinating poet for whom the gaze gives rise to meaning, a tireless and potentially omniscient witness, Yazid Oulab embodies the figure of the accomplished artist. That of a man who, far from the excesses specific to our current societies, would be ready to give art its new letters of nobility.
His works, objects, installations, sculptures or videos are all tools of expression and communication that push us to consider the cultural plurality of our time while measuring the historical significance of everything.
2013 Âlif-Clou H.350cm, Yazid Oulab Solo Show, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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