Yesterday, La Villa des Arts hosted a reception for the opening of Mohammed Alami’s exhibition in Casablanca entitled » Une esthétique de la douleur » (An aesthetic of pain).
» At first glance, one notices a real expressive force, graphic dynamics and a treatment of colors which attest a temperament of a born artist. » said Moroccan author Abderrahman Benhamza about the artist’s work.
Indeed, the paintings portray human figures in a surreal abstract world created with dark, earthy tones, where black, colorful grays, ocher, a reddish paradoxical, straw yellow, a turbid green testify to a tormented sensitivity.
« It is a painting of expressionism » hints Benhamza, which is a modern movement in painting that aims to present the world solely from a subjective perspective, distorting it radically for emotional effect in order to evoke moods or ideas.
This exhibition is the second for the artist who held a previous one in December 2016 at gallery Le Chevalet in Casablanca.