Zaid Yousef's work challenges the engagement of form, material and process. His sculptures, installations and wall works are manifestations of materials extracted from nature, as well as fabricated industrial propositions that possess strong emphasis on minimalism and abstraction. The composition of his work represent platforms for inquiry and problem solving that ultimately reciprocate in the transaction of temporal materials into case studies. He fuses concepts of archeology, geology and geography to examine existing systems of information and how it can be manipulated, translated and visually represented.
Zaid Yousef received his BA in studio art at UC Riverside and is currently working as exhibition designer at UCR ARTSblock. He has been in selected exhibitions at venues such as Riverside Art Museum (Riverside, CA), South Bay Contemporary (San Pedro, CA) Thinkspace Gallery (Culver City, CA) Project Space 1785 (Vero Beach, FL), Cearte Art Center (Ensenada, Mexico), Irvine Fine Arts Center (Irvine, CA) Pomona Packing Plant (Pomona, CA), Sweeney Art Gallery (Riverside, CA), Cerritos College Art Gallery (Cerritos, CA) and the Phyllis Gill Art Gallery (Riverside, CA). He works and lives in Southern CA.