Five questions to Oussema Dhahbi

Five questions to Oussema Dhahbi

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Oussema Dhahbi (born in Tunisia, in 1993), is a self-taught abstract painter, based in Montreal. Oussema's artistic journey is a continuous exploration of self and the world, seeking to capture moments of introspection, contemplation, and transcendence; bridging the gap between the tangible and the intangible.How did you get into art?

The path to art for me was an unanticipated journey that is part of a larger and continuous self-exploration quest that unfolded with life’s spontaneous moments. Art wasn’t a choice for me, it was an innate calling that manifested during moments of introspection, revealing an inner world waiting to be unveiled. 

How would you describe your style? What makes your work special?

My artistic style is an -unstable- fusion of hues and forms that dances in synchronicity with my emotions and experiences.
Every piece of my artworks is more than a canvas adorned with shapes and colors, it’s an invitation to explore the realms beyond the conscious mind and beauty judgements. Through my paintings I aim to provoke an emotional symphony that resonates with the soul. However, I’m not sure if this makes it special.
How do you go about developing your work?

My creative process is an intimate journey guided by instinct and passion. It begins with a single stroke, an exploration that transcends conscious thought, delving into my subconscious. Layers emerge with textures and strokes, each representing an elusive narrative that forms art formed from both intention and spontaneous creation.Who or what influences you?

My art is a combination of various influences drawn from life's intricate experiences. The boundless allure of nature with its ever-changing vistas, my introspective contemplation, and the dynamic nuances of the human experience provide a wellspring of inspiration. Meditation and the silence within guide me, providing a landscape where ideas and emotions intertwine and echo through my art.

Make us curious. What are you planning to do next?

In the coming weeks, my artistic journey is set to unfold across various horizons. I’m thrilled to be part of a collective exhibition at Van Gogh Art Gallery in Madrid from the 4th to the 20th of November, and to participate in an international art fair in Brussels later in November as part of the same collaboration.

Also, I’m currently working on a series of work that is going to be part of a big coming project that will be shared soon.Learn more about the artist: