Ymane Chabi-Gara. Hikikomori series
Isolation, solitude, the body in relation to the world and to the condition of being social are the main subjects of Ymane Chabi-Gara’s paintings. They represent individuals, alone or in small groups, in universes and situations that mirror their interiority. Domestic spaces and industrial wastelands serve as a support for the narrative, guided by formal and colored impressions.
At first, a very detailed drawing determines the structure of the composition. Then the experience of painting for its own sake, opens sensitive and pictorial possibilities. The body, always at the center of her preoccupations, serves as a point of convergence towards which all experience tends and finds meaning. The body of others but also, recently, her own body. This staging of herself touches both the singularity of the intimate and the solitude as an archaic and universal feeling.