Oussama Garti is an artist who was born in Rabat. He is a Moroccan architectural designer and artist trained at the Architectural Association in London. Fascinated by the infinite amount of similarities between macro and micro elements around him, Garti explores the idea of perception and works with an extensive research to produce his work. His environment and observations fuel his creative process. He also uses numerous tools to explore remote locations and builds a digital library of natural textures in different scales.
He magnifies “moments” and celebrates their complexity on his canvas. With his immersive work, Oussama Garti takes us on a journey full of poetry and lyricism. His latest body of work, “Ripples” came after a series of small studies exploring the strong interrelation between emotions and movement. He then questions the abstract spaces generated with every motion and chain reaction that comes after it as he stretches fabric on top of his canvas before freezing it.
In the past year, some of his exhibitions include; Galerie Joseph (Paris), Galerie Gismondi (Paris), Maria Bernard SS19 (PFW), Bargehouse (London). He was also part of the French Telethon (AFM) with Galerie Drouot.
Painting is a struggle between the canvas and me; a physical struggle. Especially with large formats, which allow more human gestures, a veritable projection. One must plunge into them completely. ― Zao Wou-Ki