Thameur Mejri investigates complexities of human existence by identifying parallels between paradoxical ideas of violence, innocence, guilt, and shame. The human figure acts as a central element throughout his compositions. The vigorous manner in which Mejri places the figure onto the canvas reflects the relationship between painting and painter, suggesting self-portraits that battle to fully emerge and reveal themselves.
There is an interplay between painting and film. He approaches painting as a film director and he films with the vision of a painter, allowing for the qualities of each discipline to manifest upon one another; the chaos and movement in his paintings are a testament of this.