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Sidi El Karchi (1975) …Intriguing Portraits

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If there is one portraits painter in the Netherlands it must be Sidi El Karchi. His portraits can be recognized immediately. A little like the portraits by Rosemin Hendriks are also highly recognizable, But dthe difference is that where Hendriks uses the outline of a portrait to emphasize details, El Karchi uses colors, many many colors, but these colors have such an impact that they become part of the portrait and emphasize parts in the portrait, . Hair, glasses a puppy all draw your attention because of their colors. I really like his portraits and am looking for one for our collection. I must be patient. The artist is still young and it probably will take another decade before his works will show up at auction. For the moment i can look into the 2 books that i have on El Karchi and which are available at www.ftn-books.com

PS.. i see some resemblance in these portraits of these artists is Sidi El Karchi perhaps a Schiele admirer?

 

 

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