Drawing her inspiration from the Flemish aesthetics of the 17th century, the artist creates contemporary compositions, accumulating disparate artifacts gleaned in Morocco: everyday, traditional, ordinary or precious objects.
By reinterpreting the genre of still life, the artist thus plays with generational codes in order to experiment plastically with the semantics of a pan-African heritage, far from postcolonial considerations. As masters of the memory of an era, these contemporary vanities act as committed figures of a plural society at the crossroads of civilizations. Like dreamlike allegories, Maya-Inès Touam's surrealist still lifes bear witness to a certain poetry of everyday life and contribute to the construction of a new feminine mythology, far from the divisions.
Enquiry for Oval Polyptych, 2019
Oval Polyptych Figures - 2019
105 x 350 cm