Using a multitude of diverse media such as drawing, video, sculpture and installation, Yazid Oulab explores and invents forms of writing. Imprinted with spirituality, inspired both by Sufi poetics and memories of his arrival in France his works are polysemic. For 1-54, Yazid has created new works, including drawings and a sculpture made in barbed wire, reproducing the drawing of hands inspired from well-known European paintings.
Oulab studied Fine Art at the Algiers School of Fine Arts and L’école des beaux-arts de Marseille. His work was strongly influeneced by his residency at the Calder studio in Saché in 2009. He has shown his work in a number of French insitutions including, the Centre Pompidou, as well as in New York, Algiers, Ankara and Tokyo and has realised monumental sculptures in Marrakech, Marseille and Toulouse.