peep mali-based photographer wahib chehata striking and theatrical portraits

March 16, 2017

Wahib Chehata is a multi-media artist who interperts the theatricality of Renaissance and Baroque paintings through a photographers lens. Chehata’s striking images place black bodies in poses and set-ups that echo art history, but largely didn’t include people of color. Chehata mirrors the techniques of painters like Rembrandt and Caravaggio, playing razor-sharp attention to the delicate light work and depth of darkness that exists between and around his figures. Wahib Chehata photographs will be on exhibition at the Mohammed VI Museum of Contemporary Art in Rabat, Morocco, thanks to the The Montresso Art Foundation, from March 28 to April 28.