Mahi Binebine

b.1959

Celebrated as a novelist as well as a fine artist, Mahi Binebine is deeply influenced by the experience of growing up in Morocco, and particularly the rich colours, particularly hues of red and blue, that surrounded him as a child.

His works celebrate freedom and reject the imposition of any form of bondage on humanity. Binebine’s paintings use strongly defined line to represent figures in burdened and at other times sensuous juxtapositions. Nevertheless one is always aware of a taut domain of constraint and a desire to break free. The faces of his figures show a mask-like simplicity yet are deeply expressive. Similarly his sculptures use rope to connote broken bodies and the loss of freedom but each figure has unquestionable humanity displayed.

Colour is significant to Binebine, with blue frequently used to represent liberation and transcendence. Line, whether defining the human form, scarification on the body or evoking writing, is ever-present in Binebine’s work, whether in sculpture or in paint.

 

Mahi Binebine

Selected Works

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Latest Insights

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The Telegraph LUXURY features works by Sulger-Buel Lovell artists

The Telegraph LUXURY features works by Sulger-Buel Lovell artists

Soly Cissé, Slimen El Kamel, Mahi Binebine
Articles
01 Mar 2018

"Morocco’s arty future: Forget the rugs and the pointy leather shoes, Marrakech is turning into a city for seeing – and buying - art" - Caroline Roux

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"Strong Sales Flourish at the First Marrakech Edition of 1-54 Art Fair..."

"Strong Sales Flourish at the First Marrakech Edition of 1-54 Art Fair..."

Soly Cissé, Slimen El Kamel, Mahi Binebine
Articles
26 Feb 2018

Associate Editor for artnet News London, Naomi Rea, discusses the success of and challenges facing 'African' Art

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4 Sulger-Buel Lovell Artists make top 10

4 Sulger-Buel Lovell Artists make top 10

Soly Cissé, Slimen El Kamel, Nú Barreto, Mahi Binebine
Press
24 Feb 2018

On their return from 1:54 Marrakech 2018, Kozzarte identifies 10 African artists to collect

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Mutual Art speaks to 1-54 founder Touria El Glaoui

Mutual Art speaks to 1-54 founder Touria El Glaoui

Soly Cissé, Slimen El Kamel, Mahi Binebine
Interviews
19 Feb 2018

"African Art Has Moved Beyond a Fleeting Trend"

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1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech 2018

1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair Marrakech 2018

Soly Cissé, Slimen El Kamel, Mahi Binebine
Publication
02 Feb 2018

Please join us at Booth B13 during the 1:54 Marrakech Contemporary African Art Fair 2018. 23-25 February 2018

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