70 works themed around the « women’s liberation » have just been hung on the Brussels art gallery Bog-art. A theme that is particularly dear to the heart of the artist Laila Benhalima who is a doctor in pharmacy, professional and personal coach, as well as artist since 1992.
The exhibition represents « the every day fight that leads women to establish a place of choice in society and to overcome the pitfalls facing them ». On the pantings, bodies in quasi-mystical trance float freely in space. To give life to them, Laila Benhalima uses a very bright palette of colors: from Majorelle blue to yellow, black, orange and red. « These are strong colors that illustrate the struggle of women for their liberation and emancipation, » she says.
In her paintings, she also pays tribute to Moroccan culture and crafts using signs and patterns found on carpets and embroidery, for example. « It’s a message of hope that I want to convey with my paintings, » she says. « A message to men and women to work together to find a way where the watchwords are balance, mutual respect, freedom, and well-being » .