Yassine YAZE Mekhnache present his second solo exhibition “Peintures Récentes” at the David Bloch Gallery in Marrakech from December 22nd 2017 to January 21st 2018.
The artist present an exclusive painting serie.
The opening took place in the presence of the artist Friday, December 22 from 19H.
The exhibition will be held until January 21, 2018.
Born in 1979 in Lyon. Lives and works in Paris.
« My work springs from a never-ending quest for a language untaught, one liberated from the shackles of the formal.
Time in the studio was fundamental: the repetition of my graf ti artist’s pseudonym morphed into a face on canvas. Not quite a self-portrait, it took the shape of re ections, eeting eruptions of an interior universe simmering in silence with unassailable energy.
To soak up this vital force, to cultivate and nurture it deep within, so as to better burst forth within the imminence of hope sublime.
This need, altered at intervals into a creative fury, simultaneously subjects me to the most imperial of commandments… and abandon: a free-spirited, canvasspattering of ink, paint and materials guided by strokes that have been transformed by the breath that belongs to being.
Such an impetus nevertheless requires a penchant for constant introspection and evolution. Purposefully pushing back on my desire to paint allows for contemplation and its translation into raw strokes on canvas; the experience physical, lled with space.
I’m drawn to paintings that are vibrant, intimate stories told through the guts of the canvas, through its very ber. An introspective, quasi-anatomical approach, the idea of soul-searching, stirring the essence within and thrusting it onto easel; no sleight of hand, no simulation.
It’s all about questioning our collective subconscious, without bitterness nor precept, but rather, like an encounter imbued with endless potentialities.
My commitment to art is an act of love and there’s no turning back. The art of painting ows through me; I accompany it but do not control it. It allows me to create a way of expressing myself that’s also a way of life. »