Painter to Marrakesh - Morocco
Born in 1959 in Marrakech, Mahi Binebine moved to Paris in 1980 to study mathematics, a subject he taught for eight years. He then devoted himself to writing and painting. Several of his novels have been translated into a dozen languages. He emigrated to New York from 1994 to 1999. His paintings are part of the permanent collection of the Guggenheim Museum in New York. He returned to Marrakech in 2002 where he currently lives and works.
This multidisciplinary artist explores art in all its forms. He bears witness to the repression led by Hassan II or the imprisonment of his brother in prison. The characters they create, thanks to beeswax and pigments, are then entangled, locked up and sometimes even broken. These are powerful works in which the play of materials confers a very special power.