London

Slimen Elkamel
Born 1983 in Mezzouna, Tunisia
Lives and works in Tunis, Tunisia
A craftsman of magical realism, Slimen Elkamel intertwines materials and techniques to shape a prodigious, magical world. His art begins with writing and leaps from paper to canvas, recalling the many tales and poems of his childhood. Evocative myths are mixed with memories of sloughed land, plains, and mountains — slices of a life that is sometimes peaceful and sometimes hard. Elkamel paints portraits of lovers who move in an unwavering nature. He constructs intense social introspections which raises eternal questions that are inseparable from his creations. In 2022, his work was the subject of a major retrospective at the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. 
Slimen Elkamel, Zone Verte, 2022, Acrylic on canvas, 230 x 195 cm.Courtesy of Galerie La La Lande.

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