Five questions to Oussema Dhahbi

Five questions to Oussema Dhahbi

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Born in 1993 in Tunisia, Oussema Dhahbi is currently living and working in Montreal. With a background in digital art and web design, he instinctively switched to abstract art after finishing his studies. His work delves into self-expression, transformation and human consciousness, bridging the gap between the tangible and intangible. 

Tell us your story, why did you become an artist?

The experience of moving to Montreal and studying web design played a significant role in inspiring my creative journey. This transition was more than just a change of location and career; it was a catalyst for a personal transformation. Becoming an artist was a natural and intuitive process that happened simultaneously with this inner journey. In many ways, art found me.

When you create a new work, how do you go about it? What comes first?

When creating a new work, I start intuitively, often driven by a need to express my thoughts and emotions. I begin with the moment's inspiration, allowing my soul to guide me. This process is an attempt to reveal the link between the material and spiritual dimensions.

What can you tell us about your studio, what makes it special to you and how does it influence the way you work?

I like to call my studio my little sanctuary, where I can fully immerse myself in the present moment. It's a small space filled with various tools and materials that allow me to experiment and push my boundaries. The studio's environment fosters introspection and contemplation, crucial elements in my art-making process.

Is there a work of art in your life that has especially impressed you?

The work of Cy Twombly has significantly impressed me, particularly his mark-making techniques. His ability to convey emotion through seemingly simple gestures and his inner exploration in his work inspire me a lot. Additionally, I draw inspiration from many other artists, both past and present, who have contributed to the evolution of abstract art.

Reach to the stars: where will you be in 5 years?

In five years, I see myself continuously exploring and experimenting with different materials and techniques, pushing the boundaries of my creativity. There is no limit! I aim to have my work exhibited in galleries all over the world, sharing my unique perspective on the human experience with a broader audience. My goal is to evolve myself and my practice and connect deeply with those who experience my art. 

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