news Houda Bakkali has been selected for the prestigious American illustration 38

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“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.

“Transgression” by Houda Bakkali

“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 is a visual artist and digital illustrator based in Spain. She has exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Cannes, Barcelona…, and her work, techniques and creative process have been recognised by different institutions and by various international magazines. Houda is expert in digital communication and online marketing, with more than ten years of experience in the sector. Likewise, she worked in print, digital books, video art and graphic publishing, one of her great passions.

She has been internationally recognized by art magazines, institutions and with different awards, including the Graphis Silver Award in New York, Annual Advertising 2019 and Graphis Silver Award Annual Poster 2020 in New York, the New Talent Award of the International Festival Artistes du Monde in Cannes 2018, the Excellence Award of the Circle Foundation For The Arts (Lyon, France 2019), the Honorable Mention of the Circle Foundation For The Arts (Lyon, France 2019) the Distinguished Artist by ArtAscent International Magazine in Canada, among other prizes and mentions.


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