CHAKIB BENKARA Artist artworks for sale
Artist: CHAKIB BENKARA
Live in: United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 40.00
CHAKIB BENKARA Artist Bio:
Born in 1967. My art interest began in Oran, Algeria at the age of 14 growing up surrounded by the vibrancy of colour and cultural diversity of North Africa, my creativity was stimulated by the world around me. I was strongly influenced by my mothers sister who remains a well established artist and lecturer of art in Algeria and is still my biggest critic. I am an artist painter, sculptor and photographer. I have always used the three different mediums to express my feelings towards life and it's surroundings. I am not sure which came first, being nosey or an interest in "˜street photography', but a fascination with people and the way they live their lives is why I enjoy the business so much. I can't hide behind lights and technology, I am reliant on a Nikon camera, patience and lots of optimism. But what I get in return is the chance to make an honest picture which people know immediately is a genuine moment and which hopefully burrows deep into their memories. I achieve my unique style of part- defined, part- abstract by applying oil and plaster to canvas. Usually applied with palette knifes and fingers.