Younès Rahmoun’s artistic practice is inseparable from his religious and spiritual principles. Articulating a tendency towards philosophical abstraction, Rahmoun orchestrates delicate meditations on repetition, incantation, concentration, resolution and infinitude.
An early encounter with Jean-Louis Froment, the former director of the CAPC in Bordeaux, who organised the exhibition, The Disoriented Object, Rahmoun’s first exhibition outside of Morocco in 1999, served as a catalyst. Rahmoun has described it as such: ‘He directed me towards the objects of my everyday life, and inspired me to create these forms’.
Rahmoun has been exhibited widely, most recently in the 5th Marrakech Biennale: Where Are We Now? in Marrakech, Morocco, in 2014. His first solo show in London to date took place at Tiwani Contemporary in 2013. Titled Darra (meaning atom), the body of work comprised small, even trivial fragments of the everyday, such as chocolate wrappers and scraps of electric cable. Having been collected over a period of seven years, the miniature objects become subject to transformation, each implicated within the artist’s tangential encounters and personal memories.