Yazid Oulab has always exprimented with artisanal tools. Recently he has produced a series of abstract drawings created with graphite attached to a drill.
The result is a myriad of points that elevate itself as whirlwinds, a swarm, reminding him of racing electrons and thus the origin of matter. Therefore he begins asking himself where these discovered images originate from. An iconological reference of an image of Christ on a Cross establishes itself.
If we take into consideration the position of the hands in certain drawings, they refer to Hindu or Buddhist iconography : the Mudras or to the oral prescriptions of the Muslim tradition called Hadîths. In certain drawings, Yazid Oulab references the gestuality of whirling dervishes with the right hand elevated straight towards the heavens to gather the grace of Allah and the left steered towards the earth to spread it there.
The image of Christ raising his arms pleading to the divine power that invites us to rise : to turn us towards the divine. The Muslim doctrine self inscribes itself in this Christian tradition.