Yassine (Yaze) Mekhnache

Born in 1979 - France


Yaze's painting is alive, personal, narrating his story through his flesh and matter. He doesn't play, he is. He does not compose, he proposes a path apart.

His painting is introspective, anatomical and endoscopic. Yaze fathoms his soul, dredges the depths of his being and dissects the whole process on canvas. His brush strokes perform an autopsy on the canvas, knead it, grind it.

The style is abrupt, swept by a whipping brush. The drippings are iridescent. Everything flows. Everything gets organized. The first brush strokes are violent, liberating. They mark the first lines and organize the canvas. The action is explosive.

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Solo show Art Paris, Krampf Gallery, Paris 2015
«La Conférence des Oiseaux», David Bloch Gallery, Marrakech mars 2015
«WANDERING», Catherine Ahnell Gallery, NYC Mai 2013
«COASTS TO COASTS», Krampf Gallery, Istanbul Janvier 2013
Biennale de Marrakech, Marrakech Mars 2012
LYFE, Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve Loft 19, Paris, 2011
Yaze Paintings 2010, Galerie OPEN de A. Rockelmann, Berlin 2010
Centre culturel algérien, Paris, 2010
Piece of Me, Galerie LJ, Paris, 2009
In Motion, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, 2008
Wake Up in a Golden Dream, CAC des Vosges, Épinal, 2008
Sponge Up, Galerie L.J., Paris, 2007
Galerie Regard Sud, Lyon, 2007
Processus, Galerie Moretti & Moretti, Paris, 2006
Autocritique, Galerie Chappe, Paris, 2006
Maison des Arts Plastiques Rhône-Alpes, Lyon, 2002


bYrdS, Galerie Joseph, Paris, 2012
Animal Dream, Marrakech Art Fair, Marrakech, 2010
C1TY, 18 Gallery – Magda Danysz, Exposition Universelle, Shangaï 2010
The End, L’Agence, Paris, 2010
Panic in Shaï Wan, The Embassy, Hong Kong, 2009
Galerie du Jour Agnès.B., Paris, 2007
Centre d’art contemporain Le Rectangle, Lyon, 2006


Art Paris, Krampf Gallery, Paris 2015
Istanbul Art Fair, Krampf Gallery, Istanbul, 2014
Istanbul Art Fair, Krampf Gallery, Istanbul, 2012
4ème Biennale de Marrakech, Marrakech Mars 2012
Art Paris, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo 2009
Shang’art, Shangaï, Louise Alexander Gallery, Porto Cervo, 2008
PREVIEW Berlin, Galerie L.J., Paris, 2008
Fight Art, Biennale d’art contemporain de Lyon, 2005


Aquisition d'une broderie 190x190 par le Elgiz Museum, Turquie, 2013
Al Maqam , Tahanaout Résidence, Maroc, 2010
Résidence, Villa Abdelatif, Alger, 2009
Atelier d’art thérapie, CAC de Lacoux , 2002/2005
Résidence , Fort du Bruissin, 2001/2004
Prix UNESCO. Prix spécial du jury des Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, 2000
Ex-Voto, installation, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain d’Alger
Collections Agnès B, Marianne Orlowsky.

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