Sidi el Karchi
Sidi El Karchi (Sittard, The Netherlands 1975) studied at the Academy for Fine Arts in Maastricht, finishing his degree in 2001. In 2009, he lived and worked in New York as an artist in residence at the I.S.C.P. El Karchi won the the Van Bommel Van Dam price in 2004 and was awarded the Inspirations Prize of the Limburg Culture Fund in 2011. His work has been exhibited in the Bonnefantenmuseum of Maastricht, White Box Gallery in New York, Singer Museum in Laren, Kunsthal Rotterdam, Museum Het Domein in Sittard and during the Art Amsterdam event. Furthermore, his work is in the collection of several museums and of the DSM Art-collection in Heerlen.
El Karchi is an artist whose oeuvre contains colourful paintings and drawings with a graphic atmosphere that mediates between abstraction and hyperrealism. His latest works are made through digital painting techniques.