'PAINTING IS THE SOUL OF MY UNIVERSE, GIVES WINGS TO MY SPIRIT, GIVES COMFORT IN MY SORROW AND IS MY REASON TO LOVE'. RACHID HANBALI was born in 1970 in Sidi Ifni, Morocco. He was a prize-winner of the National School of Fine Arts Award in Tétouan, Morocco, and of the University of Fine Arts, Granada, Spain. He regards Spain as his second home, having spent almost half his life on the Iberian Peninsula. He has held collective and individual exhibitions in a number of countries including the UK, the USA, Canada, Spain, Morocco and China, and in 2009, at Beijing's International Festival o...