ORIGINAL, CERTIFIED-SIGNED BY THE ARTIST
Certified, Signed by the Artist
Acrylic on Canvas, Multiple Formats,
SLIMANE OULD MOHAND
Slimane Ould Mohand was born in 1965 in Kabylie (Algeria).
Student from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Algiers 1983-1987, Slimane now lives in France since 1990.
His art is or has been exhibited either in group or individualy regularly, at Paris, New York, Madrid, Niort, Nancy, Poitiers, ...
"... Slimane Ould Mohand, who chooses to sometime evoke a Berber Chagall and other time a Klee Kabyle, and whose inventions are always singular and delicate ..."
Jean Daniel, Forget Algeria ?, "The New Observer".
"... Sanding, puttying, re-etching his papers within a materialism as refined as masterful, sometimes along side delicate reliefs, he never disowns his roots. His works are Oriental spells, stories of the thousand and one nights ... "
Marc Herisse, Slimane Ould Mohand, "La Gazette de l'Hotel Drouot".
"... His paintings are mirrors where memories and imagination mingle on a partitioned backdrop, a colorful cut-out of space (...). He indulges himself in a sprawling narrative in which proliferate explicit details which reflect on missing void. Their materials possess a coarsness reminiscent of the facades from far flung places (...). From the thickness of the stained grooves, symbols, emerges persons, pottery, occasionally barely silhouetted birds ... "
Lydia Harambourg, Slimane Ould Mohand, “La Gazette de l'Hôtel Drouot”.
"...the images of Slimane are anything but anecdotal . Real be the women who walk his canvas, evocative of a world of passionate modesty, of common tragedies, what is pictured here is a arrangement of symbols, colorful suggestions (...) Painter and Kabyle, Slimane is not a 'Kabyle painter'. He is an artist who testifies for his people, and for many others (...) ... "
Jean Lacouture, Slimane, Museums of Niort (France).
"... In the mirror of the copper plate, it is sometimes the face of anguish that is reflected. Slimane starts it, first with chisels, then with acid. And when he covers the plate with an immaculate sheet of Arches vellum, and crushes it with the roll of his press, it is not a requiem that he extracts from it, but a hymn to life. .. "
Hamid Tibouchi, Slimane, Museums of Niort (France).
"... Among a whole set of younger painters, who incorporate the evocation of Berber writing, are imposing the colorful, acute and tender fairies of Slimane Ould-Mohand who, in the granular space, masoned, his paintings, mixes female faces, jugs and teapots, donkeys, cats and birds, reduced to the finest ideograms ... "
Michel-Georges Bernard, Lights and Signs, Painting in Algeria, in "Algeria, Literature and Arts, Mohammed Dib", "Europe".