HIGH ART 2020 SPOTLIGHT: KHADDOUJ BARGHOUT
“Feed Me Light”
Khaddouj Barghout (1999) lives and works in Rotterdam (NL). Her main focus is currently on drawing, painting and sculpting. Her work contains themes such as: oppression, longing, the myth of liberation and loss of innocence. Being fascinated by strong contradictions, she portrays conflicts between purity and vulgarity, between grace and depravity. This leaves horror and lust to merge together into detailed and defying artworks. 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.
She entered “Feed Me Light” during High Art 2020.
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High Art was created by Dona Frank and The Natural Cannabis Company in 2014 as a crowdsourcing solution to packaging design. From its humble beginnings, High Art has developed into an internationally-known art competition with thousands of entries annually from 100+ countries all over the world.
Each year professional and amateur artists create themed works through a variety of mediums to compete for $50,000 in prize money and to see their work featured on packaging, social media, at the High Art gallery in Santa Rosa, CA and displayed at prestigious art events, in the United States and abroad.