Ymene Chetouane's Well identified figures is a set of figures of varied kinds: human (baby), animal (fish), artificial (dolls, robots), or fantasy creatures (mermaids, monsters). These figures are, however, hardly identifiable. The main purpose of these plastics is to pervert the original image, ultimately hybridize the figure. The unusual parts make it harderto the viewer to identify with the objects and they open a brand new way of imagination. In result the whole view intrudes into our subconscious, it fills in the crack between things and images that we have of them, and reinvents our perception of common things in the world in the way we would never expect. These hybrid figures are watching their own faces petrified. We, the viewrs, don't know that much compared to them. So they are more afraid of us than we are of them.
text by Ymene Chetouane