Beverley Pereira | Design Pataki | 1st November 2020
In the midst of a major touring retrospective of his work, Melehi has fallen victim to Covid19. After an initial education in Morocco, he trained in Europe and then New York. While in New York, he developed a highly coloured, hard-edged abstract style that won international recognition. Returning to Morocco Melehi’s pioneering wave motifs showed how modern abstraction could be infused with Berber culture and Arabic calligraphy.