Myriem CHERKAOUI: OMAR SAADOOUNE 0R A PICTURAL WAVERING BETWEEN DEATH AND LIFE

 

Once you get the exquisite pleasure to first meet the artist, Omar Saadoune,

you definitely can’t believe that behind that jovial , rounded-faced smile, who

has gone through a most serious health ordeal , lies by far and large a complex,

intricate, tortured  mindset  which primary concern and questioning revolve

around the dialectical dilemma between  death and  the struggle for life ,

extraordinarily transcribed in his vibrant and colourful works of art.

 

Indeed , it goes without saying that this exceptional artist’s academic itinerary

and astounding artistic achievements have proved to be an added value to the

evolution of contemporary art in Morocco.

Omar Saadoune’s pictural creations , depicting colourful explosions  and

victorious skulls, represent an unfathomable meandering through the human 

mind , untiringly fighting against a threatening Death and reaching out for a

new , promising morning .

 

Besides , the artist demonstrates a metaphysical view , leaving his audience

with a wide space for imagination , nurturing  their  desire  to break free from

the mainstream , conventional  way of thinking  , leading them to another

spiritual level .

‘’ Isomnia ‘’ is that new  artistic magical encounter   and blessed instant to

which Omar Saadoune is inviting us, even poking us to  a deeper reflection

upon this unavoidable question :Does the journey matter more than the

destination ?

Myriem CHERKAOUI

                                                                                           Fundation Art Consultant