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Yazid Oulab, Monolithe

Yazid Oulab Monolithe, 2012

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Informations about this artwork
  • Medium

    Sculpture : metal

  • Dimensions cm | inch

    80.7 x 31.5 x 19.7 inch

  • Display

    The sculpture can be displayed outdoors

  • 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

    Hand-signed by artist

  • Offered by the gallery

    Galerie LOFT
    Paris - France

  • About the artwork

    Artwork sold in perfect condition

    Inox martelé poli sur le dos et l’empreine,
    Inox brossé sur la tranche,
    H. 205.5 x L.80 x P. 50 cm,
    Signé par l’artiste et numéroté sur 8 ex. + 4EA

    Aux côtés de ses clous « Âlif » particulièrement représentatifs de son travail on peut y admirer un « Monolithe » de 2 mètres de haut.

    Reprenant la forme d’un ménhir, cette pierre dressée à la verticale reproduit sur sa surface arrière le tranchant et l’éclat d’un silex brut qui se transforme en un sublime kaléidoscope grâce au polissage de son matériau. En contournant ce rocher on découvre alors une face plate en inox brossé, comme tranchée dans la matière qui laisse apparaître en son coeur l’empreinte allégorique de l’incision d’un clou cunéiforme.
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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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