The Mosaic Rooms present works by the abstract painter Mohamed Melehi (b. 1936) and related archives from the Casablanca Art School where Melehi was a key member and activist in the 1960s and 70s.
Melehi’s own work results from a dialogue between Moroccan traditional and popular craft, whilst also connecting to the hard edge painters of the 1960’s. His multiple and overflowing variations on the motif of the “wave” suggests new possibilities for a transnational modernism. This exhibition also presents his contribution as a graphic designer and urban designer.
New Waves: Mohamed Melehi and the Casablanca Art School is the final exhibition in a special three exhibition series of modernists from the Arab world and Iran, curated by Morad Montazami.
Please check The Mosaic Rooms website for our accompanying Public Programme