Khaddouj Barghout

Country: the Netherlands

Year: 1999

Medium: graphite drawing

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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.