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Krim

Krim Benterrak was born in Marrakech, Morocco, in 1952.

His interest in painting was first formed in his own Berber Culture. It was influenced and developed during his studies at the Ecole Superieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1972 to 1976.

He came to Western Australia in 1977. He was able to establish an immediate intimacy with the local landscapes because they brought back memories of Morocco.

 

For him, any sense or understanding of the landscape can only come from the landscape itself and such understanding can best be developed in consultation with Aborigines.

But his work is not limited to landscape; his expressionist and colourist techniques extend to other genres, like the still-life and the nude.

He has travelled extensively through many of the remote areas of Western Australia, studying and painting the landscape. In 1983 he travelled to Broome to produce artworks for Reading the Country and Gularabulu . Between 1986 -1990, Krim Benterrak travelled to and lived in the Purnululu - Bungle Bungle National Park region, in order to gain a closer understanding of the landscape within this area.

Krim Benterrak's works are represented in the Australian Parliament, the Holmes à Court Collection, SGIO, Sir Charles Gardner Hospital Collection, the Fremantle Council Art Collection and in private collections in France, Morocco, England, United States of America and Australia.

Krim Benterrak lives in Broome with his family.


Krim's studio in Broome

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For private viewings of recent paintings by Krim Benterrak phone (08)9192 1490
or make contact by email krimbenterrak@westnet.com.au
PO Box 332 Broome Western Australia 6725
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