Born in France in 1975, Safia Hijos discovered sculpture as a teenager. And despite the academic nature of her practice at the time, which consisted more of reproducing busts in the manner of Donatello, it was love at first sight.
After studying law and working for a few years as a consultant, she left this world to return to her first passion.
Safia’s work develops a correlation between the importance of memory, imprint and time, and the contexts in which these subjects are inscribed. The complexity of the body of her work is nevertheless infused with a great deal of lightness. Many of her subjects are treated with a humorous touch, making the perfect link between this ancestral craft practice and the very current subjects that feed her approach.
Faced with the work of Safia Hijos, we become aware of our place as spectators of the times we live in, in their richness, in their gravity, but also in their lightness. Isn’t this one of the common functions between Art and the pieces of porcelain that we have come across throughout our lives.