Monolith H. 205,5 cm YAZID OULAB'valu
- Dimensions : 205 × 80 × 50 cm
- Year : 2012
- Material : Stainless steel
- Editions : Edition of 8 + 4 AP
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.
Yazid Oulab is a multi-facetted artist and a man with an old soul. His practice seems to be informed by centuries of rich and diverse civilizations. He is an interpreter and a messenger capable of analyzing and translating into simplified objects millennia of cultural, social and spiritual history.
He is a craftsman who is in love with the gesture, a fascinated and fascinating poet for whom the gaze generates meaning, a tireless witness and a potentially omniscient one. Yazid Oulab is the accomplished artist, a man who, far from the excesses of today’s society, would always be ready to sacrifice his newly gained fame to art .
His works – objects, installations, sculptures and videos – represent tools of expression and communication that encourage us to consider the plurality of our times and measure the historical influence of all things. Yazid Oulab is much more than an artist, he is a story-teller. He is a guide and a philosopher and he helps us discover or rediscover the origins of writing, numbers, spirituality, religions or Nations. Yazid Oulab is an artist or a frontier who creates connections, as the nail does; the nail is a recurrent element in his work
2013 Âlif-Clou H.350cm, Yazid Oulab Solo Show, FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
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