Technique: Acrylic

Najib Chakchem, painter Born in 1978, Najib Chakchem is a self-taught painter from Tozeur in Tunisia. Painting from a very young age, he managed to make it his profession at the age of 18. Najib loves painting sublime portraits of women from the four corners of the globe. Combining a dexterity worthy of classic figurative realism with much more contemporary colors and style, the artist expresses his love for women through a look full of grace and admiration.

Chakchem appreciates works from the Classical Era and the great Renaissance painters such as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. He is literally fascinated by the notion of angels, dedicating a whole series of paintings to these celestial and voluptuous creatures. From Brazil to Turkey, via Paris and Athens, these young angels with women's faces show us a look full of sweetness and sensuality, which seems to come from another era. She would be the woman of the future, elegant, stylish, avant-garde and looking great. These feminine angels have a strong, hypnotic and ageless presence. They take us from one country to another as much as from the past to the future. Knowing how to unite timelessness with the feminine subject is not a vain attempt in this case, but rather the fruit of the most studied and calculated research.

Collective exhibitions

  • 2010 - Participation “Autumnal”, El Borj Gallery, Tunis
  • 2009 - “Colours of Ramadan”, El Borj Gallery; Gallery Cape Town, Tunis “Black on white”, El Borj Gallery
  • 2008 - “Inauguration”, El Borj Gallery
  • 2003 - View Gallery, Tunis
  • 2001 - Sidi Bou Said Gallery, Tunis
  • 1998 - Toledo Gallery, Italy

Individual exhibitions

  • 2013 - to present, permanent exhibition at Galerie Beauchamp, Quebec
  • 2011 - to present, permanent exhibition at the Ambiance Art Gallery, Montreal
  • 2010 - “Angels”, EL Borj Gallery
  • 2009 - “The Mona Lisa”, Galerie le Golfe, Tunis
  • 2005 - Ebusus Gallery Ibiza, Spain
  • 1999 - Ibn Khaldoun Gallery, Tunis
  • 1998 - Ali Douaji Gallery, Sousse, Tunisia
  • 1998 - “Chrysanthemum”
  • 1997 - “Autumn Leaves”
  • 1996 - “The Masters of Light”
  • 1995 - “The double position of the gaze”, Espace Echebbi, Tozeur, Tunisia