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Yazid Oulab, Âlif - Clou cristal

Yazid Oulab Âlif - Clou cristal, 2012

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  • Medium

    Sculpture : Crystal

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    5.9 x 19.7 x 5.9 inch

  • Type

    Numbered and limited to 8 copies
    1 remaining copy

  • Authenticity

    Work sold with an invoice from the gallery
    and a certificate of authenticity

  • Signature

    Signed artwork

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    Galerie LOFT
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    A man of thousand facets, Yazid Oulab presents both an interpreter and a messenger, capable of analyzing and transcribing, through simplified objects millennia of cultural, social and spiritual history. His works, objects, sculptures, installations and videos are as much tools of expression and communication which push us to consider the cultural plurality of our age whilst examining the historic significance which these objects bring.
    The piece which best symbolizes the work of Yazid Oulab is most probably the “Nail”. It is the link, not just between actions and the spirit, but also between the different worlds and eras which inspired the artist.

    The nail is western culture in all its Christian mysticism but also and above all for Yazid Oulab a symbol of Arabic culture. It is the “Alif”, the first letter of the alphabet and the first letter of the name of Allah. It is also the first letter of the verb meaning to read and learn the symbol in spiritual terms of the transmission of the divine knowledge and the word of God. This small insignificant object appears to be from everything. Fundamental element of architectural constructions, it is present in many mythologies.

    Yazid Oulab's nails aren’t in reality anything more than a pretext for his questions on the placement of man in the universe and his confrontation of cultures, eras and beliefs out of which he is built and defined.
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Yazid Oulab

Algeria Born in: 1958

Yazid Oulab was born in 1958 in Constantine, Algeria.

His father was a mechanic, his mother a French teacher, and he is the nephew of writer Kateb Yacine.

As a teenager, he was in contact with the intellectual scene in his uncle's home. At the age of 22 he decided to study art and was accepted at the Beaux-Arts School in Algiers. Almost 6 years later, he moved to Marseilles and he was accepted at the Luminy Art School. He worked on construction sites in order to pay his studies, and he became familiar with techniques that helped him a lot in his practice.

In 2008, he was featured in the exhibition Les Traces du Sacré (“Traces of the Sacred") at the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou, and he was a resident at the Calder studio from February to July 2009. In 2013, he has been chosen to inaugurate the new headquarters of the FRAC PACA in Marseille, with the occasion of Marseille's year as a European Capital of Culture.

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