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Megid Khedhiry (b. 1984) is a self-taught artist living and working in M’Saken, Tunisia. Starting seriously painting and drawing at the age of 17, most of his work was mainly focused on portraiture. His body of work then started taking shape by reanimating classical realist painting genres forming a bridge to the present with fresh insight and imagery. The scenes he paints are inhabited by figures, symbols, archetypes, and natural elements that are fueled by a sense of personal as well as universal inquiries into the human condition and psyche. Figures and settings are reinterpreted in metaphorical environments that form the nexus between reality and its meaning, expressed through an unconscious world of symbolic imagery. His works, however, should not be confused with Surrealism, for they are meant to create a coherent, specific idea. His literary academic forming and interest in great artists like Caravaggio, William Blake, Jacques-Louis David influenced artistic outlook and technique. Numerous of his works are in private collections around the world.