‘It is around the question of belonging to a geography that I began to work on these last works, and beyond a geography, belonging to the planet earth, and the obsession of the human being to go towards other planets.
In a situation of unprecedented health crisis, this question has become obsessive for me, between the need to be somewhere and the need to be everywhere.
The fragmented, torn, redrawn maps... represent this state of fractures, tears, and even dread of what is happening on our planet and which we are all human beings facing.
Drawing, cutting, perforating, sewing and stitching are all practices that allow me to highlight the voids, the ruptures and the distances but also some connections and a discrete presence of the precious and sublime.’
Safâa Erruas, 2021
Dominique Fiat is exhibiting a selection of recent works by Safaa Erruas.
Known for her white monochrome works that symbolize all the colors in one, her work is singular and renewed by keeping a unity of language through the materials used, the use she makes of them expressing the paradoxes of our contemporary societies. Metallic wires, needles, blades pierce flexible and noble materials, in this case various types of papers. These are so many signals that oppose and unite to express a powerful and fine purpose at the same time.
Her last works created in the social and sanitary circumstances that we have just lived reflect the questioning of an observer of a world that is fragmenting without a clear perspective emerging, evoking a relationship to the geopolitical world, sometimes fragmented, sometimes shifted...