Abdelaziz Zerrou

Born in 1982 in Casablanca, Morocco, where he lives and works.

He graduated at the National Institute of Fine Arts in Tetouan.
He created and directed his own graphic design studio “group3”, at the same time he goes on with his research in contemporary visual arts.
The artist’s career took a turning point when he participated at the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean in Bari, Italy.

He draws most often in a graphic register, with a preference for universal symbolic figures. Evidenced in his work are: “Collectif memory 16”, or “Drawing lesson” presented at the exhibition “body and figures of the body”, the art space of the Société Génerale of Casablanca, and “The war is not a game”, murals in situ, the Triennial in Luanda, Angola.
He is also co-creator of the group Young African Artists, which supports artistic creativity in Africa.
He has participated to different artistic Residencies: at the Cité des Arts in Paris, at Atelier Rodo in Austria and at Dar al-Ma’mûn Artists Residency, in Morocco.

The work is inspired by graffiti in an Arab street. The word is written in the same type of font used on Facebook. The word Revolution was the most commonly used word on the web and in daily life in 2011. The artwork speaks about the social context of the Arab revolution where the need of change is expressed through the love of a revolution connected to Facebook and all Social Networks: the revolution developed from being a virtual society to being a real society. In the artwork a pun is used to highlight virtual and real which is represented by the neon light, and red and white in contrast to darkness.

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