Photo by Sophie Bonnin Rocher
Assia is a Moroccan contemporary painter and designer based in London . Born in Morocco, she studied interior and product design in Paris. She also holds a certification in decorative painting from IPEDEC (the Superior Institute of Decorative Painting in Paris)
Eager to explore different universes, Assia spent several years navigating between interior design, children’s book illustrations and mural decorative painting.
Over 15 years, she collaborated as a designer and decorative painter with many corporates clients like Hoo Design studio, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, Van Cleef & Arpels Hong Kong, Newsprint Group, VSH, Yoga Up, Petit Bazaar, Green Common, TED x Tin Hau Women and numerous private clients.
Her illustrations have been featured in the lifestyle magazine “Mim by la Mamounia” in Morocco and she illustrated three published story books for children : “10 contes” , “Hong Kong from A to Z” and “IWI or the Promise of Life”.
After moving to Hong Kong where she spent 13 years, Assia’s identity as an artist began to take shape and express itself. She now lives in London where she is fully committed to her painting practice.
Her paintings have been featured in global art exhibitions and contemporary art fairs like Art Central, the Asia Contemporary Art show in Hong Kong or The Other Art Fair in London.
Her works have been selected to participate in different charity auctions for notorious foundations like the Sovereign Art Foundation (Asia) or Art on a Postcard (London). She is represented by Art Rise and Saatchi art.com
Her semi-figurative paintings, out of time and space are a celebration of diversity. She sees her art journey like a fruitful world where cultures, traditions and innovations happily find each other.
Her paintings are also an invitation to slow down and in her more recent series “Memories”, she paints scenes that moved her by their poetry and ordinariness.
Exploring and blending through this process, different times, spaces and emotions.
She uses mostly acrylic paint but enjoys other medium like ink, gouache or oil paint.
Read more about her inspirations and creative process here
2023 - The Other Art Fair, London
2023 - BEAT, London
2023 - Solo show at REPOT, London
2023 - REJECTS, London
2022 - The Other Art Fair, London
2022 - Ealing Art Trail, London
2022 - Intern. women day Auction by Art on a Postcard, London
2021 - The Other Art Fair, London
2019 - Group show at Auberge, Hong Kong
2019 - Art Central with Sovereign art Foundation #Safpigs2019
2019 - 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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