Loneliness and despair. Mahi Binebine presents the extremes of the human condition in his works. In his paintings, he reduces the figures to silhouettes. Their lines are interwoven; the bodies therefore inescapably connected with one another. They wrestle with one another or embrace each other in a hostile, unsettling and often confining world. Binebine’s masks are also reduced to just a few lines, but they are extremely expressive in their simplicity. They are not masks that hide, but which reveal. They expose oppression, sorrow and suffering, but also physical pain and injury. The strength and dignity they radiate is therefore all the greater.