50 People Shaping the Culture of the Middle East


Aghiles Issiakhem, Algeria

Aghiles Issiakhem, Algeria

There aren't too many galleries in Algeria, but artist Aghiles Issikhem has found plenty to inspire his creative expression. Working in charcoal, pencil, acrylic and oil paints, Issiakhem has captured the faces of disenchanted Algerian youth in his portraiture. His great uncle was a seminal modern art figure in Algeria, but he's making his own mark. One reputed Algerian painter, Dokman, has called him “a very promising talent” and said, "He's not in it for the money. It comes from his gut."

Credit: Radio Netherlands Worldwide

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