Saadi Souami

The Hotel Elysées Mermoz presents a rare exhibition of the painter Saadi Souami from January 10 to February 24, 2013.

« Saadi Souami paintings are at odds with many abstract images produced by a showy generation of artists who are revisiting the abstract experience by pulling the sign or the pop image with the colours of the flashy world of communication. On the contrary he asserts interiority, a density of the colour which absorbs as if its soft geometry was setting with a discreet grace a place to experiment the potentials of colours, when the line gives a rhythm that rises gradually in the field the painter lays out. As a private garden where colour arises by successive lines for crimping a quite evanescent monochrome in its control, but strengthened by the coloured limits that irrigate it. An art of colour that gives to eyes an appearance of meditation. Chromatic thoughts in their humility have for ambition to tear from the compulsive vision ravaging the eyes, to force to settle down. »

Philippe Cyroulnik – Paris November 2012

Hôtel Elysées Mermoz

30, rue Jean Mermoz

75008 Paris

Exhibition opening Thursday 10 January 2013 from 7 to 9 pm

Exhibition from 10 January to 24 February 2013