Born in 1968.
He lives and works in Paris (France).
As a French-Tunisian artist, Wahib Chehata has experienced many lives throwing himself into the fray of creation. First, drawing and painting in Tunisia where he was brought up by movie posters, then by photography.
By elaborating his pictures like paintings, Wahib Chehata shakes standards. His narratives are indicators for stories, influences and exchanges. He finds inspiration in Renaissance’s religious and symbolic subjects, Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro technique and the emotions of Romanticism. He has clearly retained Romanticism’s exaltation and mystery, balancing the morbid and the sublime. He shows pure and subjective creative freedom combining Orientalism and Christian mythology. He is not looking for a global language, rather the possibility to offer a new humaneness for the individuals he depicts.
His works are part of the collection of the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Rabat), the collection of the Contemporary Art Museum of Saint-Etienne (France) and in significant private collections.