Khaddouj Barghout (1999) lives and works in Rotterdam (NL). Her main focus is currently on drawing, painting and sculpting. Whilst learning from old masters, she manages to use traditional technique’s for tantalizing contemporary art.
Having been raised in a conservative family, sparked a vivid desire to portray themes such as: oppression, liberation and loss of innocence. Being fascinated by strong contradictions in relation to these subjects, she portrays conflicts between purity and vulgarity, between grace and depravity. This leaves horror and lust to merge together into detailed and defying artworks. Together with a longing for (sexual) liberation, 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.