Mahi Binebine’s sculptural and two-dimensional works are deeply influenced by his experiences growing up in Morocco; particularly the rich red and blue hues that surrounded him as a child. Colour, though used with great restraint, is significant to Binebine, with blue frequently used to represent liberation and transcendence. His use of lines, whether defining the human form, scarification on the body or evoking writing, is ever-present. The strongly defined lines further evoke a sense of constraint and the desire to break free.
Binebine is equally recognised as a writer, his novels having been translated into over a dozen languages. His recent exhibitions include COP 22, Jardins des Arts, Marrakech (2016) and solo exhibitions at Galerie Abla Ababou, Rabat and Galerie Claude Lemand, Paris (2017). His works are held in numerous collections, notably the Guggenheim Museum, New York and Musée de Marrakech.