16 Algerian contemporary artists to know now

17 January 2016

© Copyright 2016 Art Radar. Lisa Pollman

Yazid Oulab (b. 1958) is a multimedia artist who received degrees in Fine Arts from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. Algiers and Ecole de Marseille Lumigny (DNSEP) Marseille, France. His work has been exhibited widely in France and is included in collections of the Centre Pompidou (France), City of Marseilles, Musée National d’Art Moderne (France) and Fondation Musée d’Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean (Luxembourg).

Oulab seeks to find meaning in his sculptures, videos, installations and drawings, with the use of common, everyday objects. Yet these objects, as Nadour’s website explains, still hold a sense of vital significance: “The artist’s work bridges the gap between feeling and symbolism, symbol and text, craft and ritual, it accompanies a move towards spiritual knowledge, going beyond surface appearance.”