FRENCH / MOROCCAN

Sonia Bensouda

Whenever I’m in a new city or town, I try to find an architectural or color composition that inspires me.

Artist

Researching colour combinations and developing palettes is a significant part of her process.

Growing up in the vibrant surroundings of Morocco has influenced Sonia’s creative approach.

Researching colour combinations and developing palettes is a significant part of her process.
Her background as an interior architect has shaped her passion for abstract geometry and composition.

Her goal is to combine these elements into a graphic visual language that is universally understandable.

Sonia’s artistic research is mainly rooted in Michael Foucault’s theory. In Of Other Spaces, Foucault develops a concept called Heterotopia: “Spaces of otherness, which are neither here nor there, that are simultaneously physical and mental.” Being in a space physically and not being aware of your surroundings as the mind drifts elsewhere is something that we’ve all experienced.

Sonia was strongly drawn to this theory, and started developing a series of collages trying to materialise that feeling. Collage is the perfect medium to express this, in that it involves combining and juxtaposing images that aren’t necessarily supposed to be together aesthetically.

Born in France and grown up in Morocco, Sonia has been living and working in London since 2014. She received her BA in Interior Architecture in Lyon, France and moved to London in 2014 to study for a Master’s degree in Interior and Spatial Design at UAL – Chelsea College of Art. Her works have been displayed in several fairs and exhibitions such as Talented Art Fair and Creative Debuts in London.

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Works

City Boy
Digital Collage on Giclée Paper
59 x 42 cm
2019
210
In Marrakech
Digital Collage on Giclée Paper
42 x 59 cm
2016
210
Irrational Perspective
Digital Collage on Giclée Paper
59 x 42 cm
2016
210