“Transgression”, artwork signed by the visual artist Houda Bakkali, has been selected to appear in the prestigious American Illustration 38 annual award book (New York, 2019). This year’s distinguished jury included: Christopher Brand, Crown Publishing; Dennis Huynh, Buzzfeed; Maria G. Keehan, Smithsonian; Hannah K Lee, The New York Times; Janet Michaud, Politico; Aaron Rinas, Art + Mechanical; and Marianne Seregi, National Geographic. From over 7,000 submissions, the jury selected only 386 images by a majority vote or better to appear in the book and represent the best illustrations from 2018. The American Illustration 38 winning collection will be presented in print and digital media for maximum visibility, prestige, prominence…, This competition is judged by an international jury of top creatives, honour the best work being created today by best international artists and creatives. The annual launch event will be held in New York City on November 7, 2019.
“American Illustration is the leading juried collection of illustration in hardcover. Including Latin American Ilustración and Int’l Motion Art Awards competitions”.
“Transgression” is a part of this series “Beautiful African Woman”. This artwork is based on digital illustration, is a tribute to the African and Arab women inspired in the mother’s artist. This artwork wants to convey a message to women so that they feel free. Not afraid of failure, there is no absolute failure. Likewise, this illustration breaks down the clichés by showing a modern vision of Arab women through the tool, techniques and support of digital art.
Houda Bakkali – Email: hi [at] hbakkali.es