Sandy is a night worker looking for one more prey. This scene is one of her rare moments of rest. She closed her eyes and forgot about her own existence. This artwork is not denouncing the ruthlessness of the world nor is it condemning its drifts. I listen and convey the rude stories of the world. I report its poetry and some of its magnificent paradoxes. The unnoticed, laid in colour, painted and emphasized, suddenly becomes majestically singular. 

- Safae Mounsif


Oil painting on canvas board

Ready to frame

Signed on front

24" h x 18" w x .12" d
2 lbs. 6 oz.



Safae Mounsif
Montreal, Canada

Getting to Know Safae

Safae Mounsif was born in Casablanca, Morocco and studied architecture in France. For Safae, an interest in architecture has led to a fixation with the modern urban environment, which is the primary focus in her contemporary paintings. She selects subjects that are unglamorous and perhaps don’t easily fit into society–prostitutes, loners, blue collar workers, city kids. Safae’s depictions of these individuals are vivid and emotional. By tightly cropping her compositions, the viewer is compelled to interact with characters and situations that one might normally avoid. The result is a series of engaging portraits that bring life to urban characters and encourages the viewer to consider the individual’s circumstances.