As a student at the Sorbonne, Yamou obtained a DEA in contemporary art in Morocco. At the end of the 1980s, he set up his studio in the Paris suburbs and began his aesthetic adventure.
From his earliest works, nature has always occupied a predominant place, whether in the materials he uses or the subjects he represents. Yamou thus creates a pictorial garden whose possibilities he exploits to infinity.
The artist cultivates plants in the material of his paintings, as if to transform the work into a place of life. It is not so much the mastery of the landscape that motivates his approach as the dive into the detail. Sometimes leafy, sometimes naked, the plants give a quiet strength to Yamou’s paintings and evolve, as if in weightlessness, in his pictorial universe.
In her recent paintings, the artist is interested in the organic world. Petals and corollas are examined under the microscope of the artist’s eye to reveal their inner richness. Yamou has never been so close to the boundaries between figuration and abstraction.