MCC Gallery


– Solo show
curated by Simon Njami

– 19.11.2022 – 20.03.2023


This is both a process and an experiment which result is not meant to be the final goal.

The art of an artist like Yassine Balbzioui requires a total adequation between works and space, a symbiosis between inspiration and its activation.

Here is, in few words, the adventure of which different moments are going to be unveiled progressively until the apex that is usually known as the opening.

Simon Njami

Yassine Balbzioui Carton jaune
Yassine Balbzioui watercolor, MCC Gallery
MCC Gallery Yassine Balbzioui

In this new body of work , Moroccan artist Yassine Balbzioui creates a surreal world exploring both play and danger. On the borders that paradoxically separate fictional reality and oniric truth, Balbzioui invents hybrid characters that remind us of the incredible fate of Gregor Samsa in Kafka’s Metamorphosis…

Balbzioui’s work develops around different axes: essentially painter and draftsman, he develops, in a neo-expressionist vein, a production of great formal and semantic richness, in which the representation of human animality, most often under cover of the mask, crosses the notions of derision, idiocy, the grotesque, apprehended as artistic postures.

Yassine Balbzioui, Heavy Bubble