To mark this exceptional event, the famous French scenographer HUBERT LEGALL, himself proceeded to the staging of this unique exhibition.
In this exhibition, Mehdi Qotbi shows the fruit of a work and a reflection of the theme of Africa, which is at the heart of its concerns.
The artistic enterprise of Mehdi Qotbi, begun almost half a century ago, has made it possible to demonstrate masterfully that Arabic writing, while being the medium of messages and thoughts, is also an art in its own right.
With one stroke, the painter has sketched and woven the depths of his thought, he has managed to express and transmit what words often fail to deliver: how to describe and express the atrocity that characterizes our world? The rise of borders, the plethora of refugees, and the misfortunes that ensue?
Mehdi Qotbi, through his recent paintings but which will make date, acts in Historian, he authenticates for posterity the facts that envenom the universe, where the exodus has become commonplace, where millions of political refugees or climate can not find anymore a land of asylum, where the walls and the barbed wire are erected ... The barbed wire acquires its letter of nobility among the characters and the letters, to finally be confused, to do more than one. Few words can describe the ills from which the world suffers, but the traits sketched by the painter, letters and barbed wire, are enough to evoke them and challenge the observer. His brush creates emotion, the line becomes a voice, it evokes emotion and meditation.
Mehdi Qotbi, Moroccan but African, authenticates the spirit of his homeland and his Sovereign, to show the rest of the world that Africa is the future of tomorrow, leaving it to the observer to dream, to extrapolate in the end, think like many investors, that the key to this continent is in our hands.
Until yesterday, did not they consider this continent a colossus with clay feet!
Mehdi Qotbi declines in his paintings all these truths. Through these paintings, Africa is declining in the face of the world.
The concomitance of the exhibition and the African journey of the Sovereign in these months of October and November 2016 attests the relevance of this approach.
The world is bristling, words and letters are woven and Africa is hoisted, seems to tell us Mehdi Qotbi. His recent paintings are certainly a decisive step in his brilliant career.