Reem Yassouf

Traverser #17
Traverser #17

Mixed media on canvas, 2022, dim.: 100 * 50 cm

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Traverser #14
Traverser #14

Mixed media on canvas, 2022, dim.: 120 * 110 cm

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Traverser #11
Traverser #11

treated paper, metal mesh, & colors on canvas, 2022, dim.: 29*29*6 cm

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Traverser #17
Traverser #17

Mixed media on canvas, 2022, dim.: 100 * 50 cm

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The collection: "Crossing" made from research on Matter and Memory. The works are created from spaced layers, of different textures and techniques, transparent or opaque, on a base of metal mesh and transparent paper, creating reliefs on a background of a white canvas. Depending on the choice of the chosen angle of view, the images will appear and disappear, becoming part of everyone's memory.

The words of the artist: “Our stories are made up of little moments that survive the past and reinvest our present. Sometimes we think of these memories as they come to our mind, without trying to interpret them form a definitive image with which they are or could be associated. Other times, we want to reconstitute an unfragmented image. This is how we can begin to wonder about the mechanism of preservation of memories in our memory, considering the large number of images that we receive and their almost instantaneous disappearance. Evoking memories that are associated with time and place, appeals to memory and imagination. In this series of works, I tried to find new internal reconciliations. It is about creating a connection between the images left in the memory and modified with the change of time of place, through an artistic representation and produces a form freed from all the contradictions that can occur when the details are weak and blurry. My research then focuses on how to establish a new relationship with memories, how to free them from their segmented frame?»

Reem Yassouf: Born in Damascus, Syria in 1979, she is graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus, painting department in 2000. Designer, visual artist, and jewelry designer until 2010, she created the independent festival of art, poetry and music: "Khan Al Fnoun", bringing together international and Arab artists in Jordan in 2012. Since then, she has worked on humanitarian and personal subjects, and has been the subject of numerous individual exhibitions in United States, Europe and the Middle East: Art On 56th Gallery in Beirut, Orient and Zara galleries in Amman and Europia gallery in Paris. Her works have been presented several times in group exhibitions and art fairs: in Cairo, Beirut, London and at MENAR in Paris. Several of her works have been selected by cultural publications, including on the cover of the summer art book resulting from the collaboration of the University of Oxford, UNESCO, and the World Bank in Washington DC in 2014. Winner of EMI at the Institut du monde arabe in Paris in 2018, and "Cultural Narratives", from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in Paris in 2019. Reem Yassouf is followed by private collectors from the Middle East, Europe and United States. She has lived in Rouen since 2015.