Country: the Netherlands
Medium: graphite drawing
Khaddouj Barghout lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Her main focus is currently on drawing, painting and sculpting.
Whilst learning from old masters, she manages to use traditional technique's
for contemporary art where there's no room for the unethical.
Her work contains themes such as: oppression, longing, liberation
and loss of innocence. Being fascinated by strong contradictions, she portrays
conflicts between purity and vulgarity, between grace and depravity.
This leaves horror and lust to merge together into detailed and defying artworks.
The use of detail and strong contrasts is beneficial to the depiction of the constant
underlying presence of dread, rage and madness.
However, on the surface she plays with a peculiar wittiness which leaves the
viewer all the more trapped in contrariety.