Sonia Ben Achoura
TJAŠA IRIS, SLOVENIA/MALAYSIA
b. in Slovenia in 1968. She works with both photography and painting, depicting vibrant and saturated images of flowers, gardens and vegetation. Iris’ primary focus is investigating the expressive abilities and nuances of colour. The last 12 years she mostly spent living/creating/ traveling and exhibiting in South East Asia: Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Malaysia.
In 2020 she got stranded in Koh Phangan Island in Thailand, due to Covid , where she created a series of artworks called: ANAN (which means peaceful in Sanskrit) SEA GARDENS. The series is very vibrant, but also peaceful at the same time.
HANNAH FEIGL, AUSTRIA
Hannah Feigl is an Austrian Artist who studied at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, under the supervision of Professor Maria Lassnig where she graduated in 1995 with a diploma in painting and graphic design.
Since graduating, Hannah has exhibited her work at numerous Austrian and international art venues.
Hannah Feigl is currently living and working in Vienna, Austria.
Motivated by the fascination of the numerous diversities of nature’s appearance, her paintings are mainly depicting human beings as well as animals, mainly insects.
Generally, as an artist, she is concerned with the dualities of life, or life´s oxymorons: life and death, peace and war, heaven and hell, beauty and ugliness.
Her paintings are realistic, focusing on expression and vividness.
DENIS SERRANO, MEXICO
was born in 1990, she is living and working in Mexico City. Denis’ work explores the hidden undercurrent of challenging subjects such as isolation; mental health; misogyny and domestic violence. She’s interested to make research and open discussions about these topics mainly through photography.
She received her Bachelor of Design and Visual Communication in 2012 from Faculty of Arts and Design, UNAM. In 2013 finished a Diploma course in Contemporary Photography in the Academy of San Carlos, UNAM. During 2019 joined the Circulo de Produccion program in Gimnasio de Arte y Cultura where produced the Edmundo series, where she explores the impulse of the creative act through the story of her uncle who was diagnosed with schizophrenia when young.
SONIA BEN ACHOURA, FRANCE/U.K.
was born in Paris, France. Having travelled extensively, she settled in the UK. A self-taught artist with a previous career in psychology, she was inspired by Leonardo da Vinci from an early age. Art and science converge in her paintings, manifesting in insightful explorations of mind and nature. Her career in fine art spans over two decades, with a distinctive body of work characterised by a vivid chromatic palette, a detailed execution, and a futuristic edge. Her fascination with human nature at the present stage of evolution (characterised by pervasive interaction with technology) manifests in geometric compositions with futuristic overtones. The artist shapes light and colour as the basis for her compositions. Like intimations of perfection, her paintings are born out of an interplay between light and colour. She creates a world of vivid colour, dynamic forms, and geometric perfection. Captivated by abstraction, her art nevertheless lies between the abstract and the figurative. An elaborate art vocabulary allows her to bring to life powerful conceptualisations of mental phenomena, informed by thorough research and synthesised through visionary imagination. These manifest in psychological icons, blueprints of the mind in both oils and acrylics. Sonia’s intuitive style emanates from a meditative place. As a result, her paintings often incorporate figurative elements in her abstract works, giving rise to atmospheric compositions. Her concern for the environment transpires throughout her body of work, as she contemplates future outcomes through her art. The potential for a partnership between mankind and nature is envisaged as she weaves organic forms over the fabric of robotic geometry.
Sonia regularly exhibits her work at galleries and art fairs in Europe. She sells her paintings internationally.