Safaa Erruas’ work explores existential notions through the meditative abstraction of visceral objects. Recently re-examining the concept of the Sublime through the prism of the current threats that exist towards the planet’s and human’s natural environment, the artist contrasts a narrow range of materials and textures. Senses of fragility and softness are conveyed by her use of cotton and paper is in tension with moments of resistance or sharpness expressed by such materials as needles, and broken glass.
Since 1996, Erruas has been exhibiting regularly in France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Norway, Algeria, India and United States. She participated in the Dak’Art Biennial in the 2002 and 2006, and the 25th Alexandria Biennial for Mediterranean countries in 2009, where her work entitled “The Moon Inside of Me” won the award of the Biennial. In 2015, the artist took part at the 12th Biennial of Habana for the specific project “Beyond the Wall”. In 2016, her work Invisibles was shown at the Musac Museum in Leon, Spain as part of the Lucy’s Iris exhibition. Her latest solo exhibition Le Temps Parcouru, held in January 2018 at L’Atelier 21 in Casablanca, Morocco, was a mid-career survey show, and the first monograph of her work was published on this occasion. In 2019, she had her first solo exhibition in the UK, Home Inside Out, at 50 Golborne.