Krim Benterrak likes to paint the beauty of the wilderness, landscape unaffected by human beings, believing that human tampering ‘genetically modifies’ the ecosystem of nature. Upon his arrival in Australia in 1977, the artist felt an immediate connection with the local landscape that reminded him of his native Morocco. For Krim any sense of understanding of the landscape can only come from the landscape itself.
Krim Benterrak’s work is affected and influenced by his surroundings. His work is not limited to landscape; his expressionist and colourist techniques extend to other genres including still - life and nudes. His colors are often hyper-saturated, the orange of earth battling with the blues of ocean and sky.
Benterrak studied at École Supérieure Des Beaux Arts in Paris from 1972 to 1976. In 1981 he traveled to Broome to create art for Reading the Country and Gularabulu. Between 1986 -1990 Krim lived and painted in the remote region of the Purnululu –Bungle Bungle National Park. His work is included in the Holmes à Court Collection, the Sir Charles Gardner Hospital Collection, the Fremantle Council Art Collection, and in many private collections around the globe.