Sonia Bensouda

Sonia Bensouda

London, , United Kingdom

About Sonia Bensouda

Growing up in the vibrant surroundings of Morocco has influenced my creative approach. Researching colour combinations and developing palettes is a significant part of my process. My background as an interior architect has shaped my passion for abstract geometry and composition. My goal is to combine these elements into a graphic visual language that is universally understandable.

I’m inspired by the philosopher Michel Foucault’s notion of ‘Heterotopia’ or ‘in-between spaces’. My intent through my collages is to playfully explore our relationship with real and virtual spaces. The simultaneous occupation of spaces, physically and mentally. Hence, two states of being. A conceptual combination of architectural, sturdy surroundings and dream-like, surreal aesthetics.

Education

I was born in France and grew up in Morocco. I received a BA in Interior Architecture in Lyon, France. I moved to London in 2014 to study for a Master's degree in Interior and Spatial Design at UAL - Chelsea College of Art.

My degrees in Interior Design helped me defined and nourish my interest for architecture and space. It is through my Master at the University of the Arts London that I started developing my love for digital collage as part of my thesis.

Events

Shortlisted for Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2020

Commission @ The Office Group l June 21, 2018 - June 21, 2018

Master show @ UAL - Chelsea College of Arts 2017

Exhibitions

Talented Art Fair @Truman Brewery in London I March 2020

YourArtBeat exhibition in Berlin l February 2019

Creative Debut@ The black and white building l May 19, 2017 - May 19, 2017