Assia Bennani grew up in Casablanca, Morocco and moved to France at age 18 to study interior design at the LISAA School of Paris.
Eager to explore different universes and not lock herself in a box, Assia spent several years navigating between graphic design, mural art and children’s book illustrations.
After moving to Hong Kong in 2007, immersed in an environment where creativity and diversity are embraced and celebrated every single day, Assia’s identity as an artist began to take shape and express itself.
Assia’s painting work is made of a mosaic of textures & patterns, reflecting her multi-cultural background and dreamy personality.
Her painting is a bridge between two worlds.
She adores the intensity and chaotic beauty of the external world, but it’s in quiet places that she feels fully conscious. Each painting is formed from layers and layers of reworking, mixing figurative and rigorous details with evanescent, calming textured compositions.
Assia stops the exploration when a quiet and joyful harmony irradiates from her painting, when she finally feels that her two words are blended and rebalance each other.
Assia invites viewers to have their own take on this journey of colours & textures and escape into a dreamlike world.
Assia strongly believes in inclusion. She uses mostly acrylic paint, and although she sees her academic training in Decorative Art as a solid starting point, Assia is always eager to include new ingredients and techniques coming from other art disciplines or experimentation.
Assia lives now in London with her husband and two sons.
2019 - Art Central with Sovereign art Foundation #Safpigs2019 - Asia Contemporary Art Show, Hong Kong
2018 - Couleurs de Chine Charity show, Hong Kong
2010 - Solo Show, Kama Sutra murals, PMQ Hong Kong
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W13 0AU London
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Photo by Sophie Bonnin Rocher