Meriem Wakrim

Born in 1995, Casablanca, 

Visual artist and cinematographer

I have been in film studies in image specialty from 2014 to 2019, but I have always been making images.

I live in the countryside not far from Casablanca where we grow some organic food.

Through visual art I try to explore the inner and the outer landscapes and our relationship to nature. Passionate about the living, organic themes are recurrent in my work.
My drawings are about life, openness and freedom.

My cinema studies in image specialty allowed me to understand the technique behind serving a purpose in a visual way and also, to suggest stories.

I never learned to draw, I always did it intuitively.  It was born in me when I was a child while wanting to see things. I don't worship any technique. It’s not about performance. The end is the process but also the image, a place to dwell in. Breaches and paths that open to us.

For me there is no hierarchy between the tools that can be used to create emotion. I use paper and digital. The two converge towards a single point, a dimension that can be visited. In my universe there is no contempt for one or the other, everything complements and coexists.
My drawings start on paper, travel on a computer to return to paper. Dimensions are assembled without opposition but in a complementary way.

© Meriem Wakrim 2023