Hosted by: Lawrie Shabibi
This exhibition has already taken place
Lawrie Shabibi is pleased to be part of the first lineup of rotating exhibitions at the much anticipated opening of Cromwell Place London, featuring a series of recent paintings by Moroccan artist Mohamed Melehi (b.1936).
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
About the Hosts
The gallery supports the long-term development of the careers of young international contemporary artists with a focus on those from the Middle East and North Africa. By holding a regular programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks, publishing catalogues and participating in international art fairs, Lawrie Shabibi has since 2011, been a forerunner in the development of the contemporary art scene in Dubai. Lawrie Shabibi will work from Cromwell Place when based in London and hold exhibitions in our galleries throughout the year.