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Abstract, interior painting with acrylic and collage on paper.



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92.2000 cm
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74.2000 cm
4 cm
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Krim Benterrak was born in Marrakech, Morocco in 1952. His interest in painting was first formed in his own Berber Culture and was influenced and developed during his studies at the Ecole Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1972 to 1976. He moved to Western Australia in 1976 and developed an immediate love for the local landscapes as they reminded him of Morocco.

Krim Benterrak has travelled through many remote areas of Australia, studying and painting the landscape. In 1981, he travelled to Broome to produce artworks for Reading the Country and Gularabulu. Between 1986 to 1990, he lived in the Purnululu - Bungle Bungle National Park region in order to gain a closer understanding of the landscape in this area. He has an affinity for the Kimberly region because it is pristine and unaffected by man, and he believes an artist is always trying to achieve these characteristics with their work.

Krim Benterrak paints to fulfil his sense of place and sense of balance, and his works connect with people and their shared feelings for the landscape. His expressionist and colourist techniques encompass genres other than landscapes, like the still-life and the nude. His works are represented in the Holmes à Court Collection, SGIO, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital Collection, the Fremantle Council Art Collection, and in private collections in France, Morocco, England, USA, and Australia.

Krim Benterrak has lives in Broome, Western Australia.

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