Yassine Balbzioui "Funny Games"

September 6, 2021

Amidst a verdant tropical landscape, a man sits astride an inflatable pink flamingo as if he were floating on a swimming pool and yet, there’s no water in sight. Mystery, deception and play are at the centre of Morocco-based artist Yassine Balbzioui’s surreal painted scenes. For his latest exhibition, Funny Games at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery Berlin, he presents a powerful new body of work that explores a curious liminal space between humour and danger, reality and dream.