Mohamed Lekleti, La Conference des Oiseaux, 2016, Mixed media and taxidermy on paper, 120 x 100 cm. Courtesy the artist and Sulger-Buel Lovell
Mohamed Lekleti, La Conference des Oiseaux, 2016, Mixed media and taxidermy on paper, 120 x 100 cm. Courtesy the artist and Sulger-Buel Lovell  

Lekleti simultaneously draws upon and subverts the canon of Western art history in his production of large-scale drawings and mixed-media works. His mixed-media drawings on paper offer an insight into the dark and sometimes violent enmeshments of humans and machines within the mechanics of daily life. Utilising a visual language rooted in mythology, the figures in his work coil around each other as if in combat, and convey a sense of the fractured and fragile existence many people lead today.

Lekleti’s work has been included in Fuir: 10 artistes autour du thème des migrations, Fondation Blachère, Apt (2017–18); Everything Exists Now, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London (2017); Is the Artist a Shaman?, L’Aspirateur, Contemporary Art Space, Narbonne (2016); Not New Now: Marrakech Biennale, Musée de La Palmeraie, Marrakech (2016) and Visa for a territory, Forteresse de Salses, a Catalan fort in Salses-le-Château, France (2013), among others.