After his Moroccan education, Khalid El Bekay went to Barcelona, ​​his contact with the Western world in the early 90s, far from his culture and his family, led him to try different themes that included the figure and portrait simple and sober, almost nostalgic.  


In the Catalan capital, he studied engraving, a discipline that he has always cultivated, apart from what others do, instead of choosing painting, he used for his works, paper, recovering as he found it or by painting it beforehand.


Therefore, probably unwittingly, he became a collage artist, a technique that should not be considered a sub-genre of painting, in fact was greatly appreciated by the surrealist movement, which was accredited and introduced by Picasso in contemporary art.