If you experience feelings of dread and abhorrence at the sight of Nosseir’s paintings and drawings, that’s perfectly normal. It’s all natural for you to be alarmed in front of strange things, that you fear to be evil and dangerous.
But, when you’ll be familiarized with these primordial creatures, your malaise will disappear. You’ll get accustomed to their looks ; because they see you.
Your initial repulsion vanishes. And, suddenly, all the dimensions of the sublime, which seemed to be excluded from those figures, appear.
By their formal presentation, Ahmed Nosseir humanizes unfathomable worlds. In becoming imaginable, these worlds lose their terrifying side.
If he revealed you as beautiful and inspiring images you previously thought were horrible, it’s his victory.
from Nosseir’s APPARITIONS solo show’s handout
chez Eric de Laclos, Champagny, France
November 14 – December 19, 2021