Mohamed Melehi (b. 1936, Asilah, Morocco) is painter, graphic designer, teacher, muralist, and cultural activist – a pivotal and leading figure for postcolonial Moroccan art and within the history of transnational modernism. In his paintings we sense the spirit of aesthetic revolution and the exhilaration of post-Independence Morocco. Alongside peers Farid Belkahia and Mohammed Chabâa, Melehi is an influential figure in Moroccan modernism and a key member of the Casablanca Art School, an avant-garde group that radically questioned cosmopolitan abstraction and art pedagogy within the context of colonial powers and influences. His work resists the East/West divide resulting in a dialogue between Moroccan traditional and popular craft, whilst also connecting to the hard edge painters of the 1960’s.