The presentation includes eight artworks from his Moucharabieh (2020) series, reminiscent of his bold graphic compositions from the early 1970's, where he produced the now-familiar wave motif in block colours, yet now on a much grander scale. The motif of the wave is, for Melehi, all about movement and change. It is as much about electromagnetic radiation as it is about water, and when vertical it becomes a flame. The Moucharabieh (2020) series strips away the waves to their bare essentials – they become all-over diagonal
compositions - giving emphasis to the curved line, hyper-graphism and a clear chromatic palette.
Pictured from left to right:
Mohamed Melehi, Moucharabieh in Green and Blue, 2020
Mohamed Melehi, Moucharabieh In The Night, 2020