Sonia Ben Achoura

Sonia Ben Achoura

London, London, United Kingdom

About Sonia Ben Achoura

Sonia Ben Achoura was born in Paris, France. Having travelled extensively, she settled in the UK. A self-taught artist, she was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci from an early age. Art and science converge in her paintings, manifesting in insightful explorations of mind and nature. Her career in fine art spans over two decades, with a distinctive body of work characterisedby a vivid chromatic palette, a detailed execution, and a futuristic edge. Sonia focuses predominantly on geometric abstraction. An elaborate art vocabulary allows her to bring to life powerful conceptualisations of mental phenomena,informed by thorough research and synthesised through visionary imagination.These manifest in psychological icons, blueprints of the mind in both oils and acrylics. Sonia’s intuitive style emanates from a meditative place. As a result, her paintings often incorporate figurative elements in her abstract works, giving rise to atmospheric compositions. Sonia regularly exhibits her work at galleries and art fairs in Europe. She sells her paintings internationally.  

Artist Statement 

Sonia Ben Achoura creates innovative works of art at the intersection between art and science. With a Background in psychology, she depicts her insights into the psyche onto canvas. Her fascination with human nature at the present stage of evolution (characterised by pervasive interaction with technology) manifests in geometric compositions with futuristic overtones. Captivated by abstraction, her art nevertheless lies between the abstract and the figurative. The artist shapes light and colour as the basis for her compositions. Like intimations of perfection, her paintings are born out of an interplay between light and matter. She creates a world of vivid colour, dynamic forms, and geometric perfection. Her concern for the environment transpires throughout her body of work, as she contemplates future outcomes through her art. The potential for a partnership between mankind and nature is envisaged as she weaves organic forms over the fabric of robotic geometry.


Education

London Metropolitan university

Events

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

May 2021. Immersion with Stayconnected

10-17 Jan 2021. 'New Beginnings' at Gallery 54 with TAOI Art Collective Mayfair, London

19th- 20th Dec. Angel Christmas Fair at Candid Arts Trust in Angel, London
2020https://candidarts.wordpress.com/events/events/angel-christmas-fair-2020/

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
May-June 2013. ‘Art, Spirit and Psychology’. Solo exhibition. Brady’s Art Centre, London, UK

November 2012. ‘Psychological Symbols’ Solo exhibition. Oxford House Gallery, London, UK


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Dec 2020. Online exhibition at Dragonfly Gallery in Norwich.

15 Nov to 6 Dec 2020. Stay Connected. Virtual exhibition curated by Lois Emma Harkin.

15 Nov to 6 Dec 2020. Autumn Salon at Candid Arts Centre. Preview on 3rd Dec.

Oct-Nov 2020. Bath Art Exhibition with Art Gallery SW - Both Gallery and Online exhibitions.

Oct-Nov 2020. Red Online Exhibition - Rooftop Art Centre, Corby.

Oct 2020.The Art of Isolation. Group Exhibition at Espacio Gallery in London.

June-Oct 2020. Art of Caring exhibition. Exhibitions at St Pancras Hospital and
St George’s Hospital.

July 2020. Online exhibition of painting ‘The Dream’ at the Design Museum ‘Make it Public Festival’, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art. This events include publication ‘Gathering Zine’

https://designmuseum.azurewebsites.net/asset/download?id=061eb9dd-b23e-4151-8192-b38138b77608


July 2020. Online exhibition of painting ‘The Dream’ at the Design Museum ‘Make it Public Festival’, in collaboration with the Royal College of Art. This events include publication ‘Gatherin Zine’

https://designmuseum.azurewebsites.net/asset/download?id=061eb9dd-b23e-4151-8192-b38138b77608

July 2020. Virtual Artists Trail 2020.

June 2020. Online exhibition of painting The Last Sunset, and a poem, together with a curatorial note
https://www.are.na/swarm-dynamics/after-the-pandemic-visions-of-radical-renewal


Feb 2019. ''Alpha Theta'' ArtNumber23 Group exhibition. The Old Biscuit Factory. London, UK.

Oct 2018. ‘’Future Icons’’. Fiera Contemporanea, from 26 to 29 Cesena Fair, (FC), Italy.

May 2019. Group exhibition at Old Biscuit Factory. London

Nov 2018. ‘’Future Icons’’ Patrizio Gallery
Padua, Italy.

May 2016. Espacio Gallery. ''Works on paper'' FPS Group exhibition. London, UK.

Feb 2015. ‘Inner Visions’. Solo exhibition. MostArt Centre, London, UK.

Aug 2015. Espacio Gallery “Viewpoints” Group Exhibition.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS

May-June 2013. ‘Art, Spirit and Psychology’. Solo exhibition. Brady’s Art Centre, London, UK

November 2012. ‘Psychological Symbols’ Solo exhibition. Oxford House Gallery, London, UK

2001. ‘Interdimensional Mandalas’ Solo exhibition. Global Cafe Gallery, London, UK.


COMMISSIONS

Oct 2018. Artwork commissioned for new record label ‘Be’ by KatrinKa. EP covers and promotional materials.

April-July 2014. Private commission of triptych ‘Interconnectedness’.

2002. Stage sets and sculpture installation for ‘Earth Dance’ Festival, Santiago, Chile.

2001-2003 CD artwork for albums by Yellow Magnetic Star, ‘Son of the Light’ and ‘Mandala of Light’


RESIDENCIES

February-April 1999. Mandala research project, Daramsala, India.



PUBLICATIONS

Online art magazine ‘The Painter's Tongue’

http://mtmcclanahan.com/ThePaintersTongue/digital-icon-a-portrait-of-the-new-evolution/

http://mtmcclanahan.com/ThePaintersTongue/speaking-on-art-november-2013/

Article by MT McClanahan
http://mtmcclanahan.com/ThePaintersTongue/artistic-freedom-sonia-ben-achouras-sacred-man/



Website
www.soniabenachoura.com


Links
http://www.soniabenachoura.com/#/blog/4573752382
https://www.facebook.com/ArtistSoniaBenAchoura?ref=hl
https://soniabenachoura.wordpress.com/author/soniabenachoura/
https://www.instagram.com/soniabenachoura/