Beautiful African Woman

Beautiful African Woman

The series “Beautiful African Woman”, is a tribute to the woman whose inspiration is the artist’s mother, African, Arab and Muslim. Bakkali intends with this work “to leave the legacy of doing things normally, in total equality, feeling free. It is a colourful, enthusiastic and optimistic vision, with two key pillars, the technique and soul of the work, with which I also seek to refute stereotypes about Arab culture. It is fair and necessary for people to know that not everything is from one extreme or another, to give visibility to a free, demanding woman, owner of her own decisions and mistress of her own life”. The artist remembers how the protagonist of this work dressed trikini in the beach of Tangier in the 70s, and that did not respond more than to a normal circumstance. Breaking stereotypes, involutionism and vindicating the right of women to decide on their future, are the messages that move this series of digital illustrations. The work “Beautiful African Woman”, has obtained different recognitions from the different international magazines, institutions and awards such as the New Talent Award of the Artists of the World International Festival of Cannes (2018), Graphis Silver Award, New York, 2018, American Illustration 38, New York 2019, etc. 

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Awards
American Illustration 38 Winner | Annual Award Book  | New York 2019 
New Talent Award | International Festival Artists of the World | Cannes 2018
Graphis Silver Award | New York Advertising Annual 2019
Excellence Award | Circle Foundation For The Arts | France 2019
Distinguished Artist  | Art Ascent Magazine | Canada 2019
Excellence Award | Circle Foundation For The Arts | France 2019
Honorable Mention | Circle Foundation For The Arts | France 2019