Houda Bakkali is a visual artist and art director based in Spain. Her colorful work has have been exhibited worldwide and her techniques and creative process have been recognized by different institutions and iconic spaces, including the Museum of Flowers in Sanremo, Italy. Bakkali invited Julie Pacino to TIMEPieces.

Artist Statement

Title: Apasionadamente (Passionately)

Everything starts with passion. The passion motivates the action. The passion is the beginning of every story. We imagine the future with passion. We dream of enjoying, moving forward, creating, owning with passion. Passion surrounds everything, moves everything, feeds our imagination and our soul.

This piece symbolizes the desire to build a better future with enthusiasm, passionately. A better future inspired by the Mediterranean colors, from Monaco to Sanremo. A future with a serene, flirtatious, funny and optimistic look. The polka dots beat to the rhythm of the heart and play with the psychology of color, drawing worlds where goals are met. The ideas move in gentle undulations, like the sea when it is calm. The flowers, which pay a tribute to nature, embrace the woman, who represents strength, serenity, sensuality, beauty and life. This piece represents the desire of a dynamic future, without limits, full of creativity, fantasy, partying and fun. The desire of a better and passionate future based on accomplished dreams.

About the Artist

Houda Bakkali’s style combines digital illustration, acrylic as well as motion graphics and augmented reality. In 2008 she published her first series. Afterwards, she developed numerous graphics and editorial projects as well as audiovisuals. In 2018 her series “Beautiful African Woman”, a tribute to the empowerment and freedom of women starring the figure of Adiba, the artist’s mother, projected her onto the international scene, winning the New Talent Award at the Artistes du Monde Festival in Cannes (France). Her artwork has been honored with different international awards and recognitions. Bakkali works for different companies and institutions, managing different artistic projects, both visual art and visual communications, as well as PR, events management, digitalization and virtual design for education.

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