Amazine, Yassir

Amazine’s drawings are created in black, red and blue ballpoint. His lines are repetitive and violent. He uses his pen like a weapon, as if he himself was fighting a combat. Every line is like a scalpel cut that rips the white sheet of paper. His lines cross each other with such density that even though we believe that he stopped there, he could have continued until the sheet became all black. The liberating energy of one line is coupled with another invading line that smothers it. An anguishing sight of quicksand: the more you try to escape, the further down you get pulled in. The brutality of his gestures, his feverishness and his rage become more frightening than his war scenes. Our biographical information on this creator is quite incomplete.

Yassir Amazine
1975 Etterbeek, Belgium -