MARCH 2016: FATMA BENKIRANE
I am a Moroccan-Senegalese self-taught artist. I grew up in the medina of Fes, Morocco, within a family of artisans and surrounded by fantastic colors and Andalusian gardens. I have always been attracted to visual arts and particularly to painting, which I have practiced from a very young age. Through this universe, I have developed an artistic sense and sharpened my artistic sensibilities.
In my painting, I make colors myself. I use a mixture of natural materials, including pigments. I always explore new techniques and modes of expression.
I endeavor to make my work an invitation to travel, to share encounters and thoughts that break the banality and brutality of the world and open a road to hopes and dreams. A single work can be an assemblage of a multitude of smaller paintings or a diluted form of space and the body. I give priority to chance in my creative work; this endows uniqueness and singularity to the work of art.