The artistic path that I continue oscillates between two aspects: first
abstraction sensitive; made of spontaneity and naive stories loaded with
symbols on the other hand: a primitive approach to color, spaces, signs
and graphics geometric shapes. This leads to the abandonment of rules
and technical academic force, which gives a crude archaic see my works.
A third aspect is also incorporated, that of the conceptual dimension
that expresses a primitive with forms and means of our time. This gives
birth to the universe GHOURRI, a prehistoric imaginary character that
expresses the primitive in us.
On the same path that the Algerian Aouchem Artistic Movement, which
inspires me, I explore more deeply and systematically and without
compromise, the media called "traditional" of our national heritage, and
completely banning the media "paintings" of Painting said easel, for
exploiting the remains of the survival of the Algerian Neolithic.
Of the traditional media and popular meanings of responsibility and
sacred symbols: as Tadjine the ghessaa the h'sira the nafakh the gherb
etc.. And on the myths of Yanai of Hadjara, history of thief of fire,
etc.., or rituals such as the f'til (preparation of couscous) weaving,
or preparation of bread (Matlou), etc.., I rise with a series of
"Plastic Transgression" iconoclastic questioner in turn, enriches and
regenerates the remains of prehistoric art.
The name of GHOURRI my prehistoric character means: "The Primitive" and
"authentic" but also "The Goat". This leads me to say that our Neolithic
civilization revolved around the exploitation of the "Goat" as a staple
food (meat, dairy etc..) Dress (skin to make shoes etc..) And movable (chekoua,
gherb , mezoued etc..), but also as a symbol of the Algerian Art of
Through my paintings, my sculptures, collages, montages, facilities and
triptychs, I move both my character Ghourri in adventure told through a
series of tableaux Tadjine: the way of comic strip vignettes prehistoric
and both, I leave to speak directly on the present World, through
various traditional media. This gives a unique vision, and his world,
and ours, and raises questions about the Artist and Art.
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