"I HAVE A DREAM" at the Musk and Amber Gallery
by Aziza Guermazy
Exhibition Date: May 05, 2023
It is with this exalted lyricism that painter Aziza Guermazi confides in us and invites us, hand on heart, into the lair of her secret garden where dreams reign supreme and carpet the infinite depths of her being...
With humanity and poetry, through her fantasy characters and richly colourful modulations, she cultivates the seeds of a common well-being in full bloom: justice, equity, peace, ecology, love, compassion, solidarity, tolerance, freedom... and all these virtues, once endangered or even silenced, are now moving towards the shores of lucid imagery and exposure.
The result is a buried garden in full bloom, a life and canvases to be desired by those who wish to see and be moved by them, between which plenitudes and bridges are mirrored, as the fabric of the dream awakens, where every detail conceals its share of wonder.
Silence, it's growing! It's dreaming and constellating!
"(...) Philosophy often forgets that before thought there is dream, that before clear and stable ideas there are images that shine and pass. Taken as a whole, Man is a being who not only thinks, but first imagines. A being who, when awake, is assailed by a world of precise images, and who, when asleep, dreams in a half-light where unfinished forms move, forms that move without laws, forms that deform endlessly".
- Extract from the lecture "Le dormeur éveillé" ("The waking sleeper") by the philosopher and dreamer of words Gaston Bachelard, broadcast on Paris Inter on 19 January 1954.