In my intention to be part of a collective memory, my art serves as a vehicle to present my own interpretation of the violent reality I have witnessed.
I use the human form to explore the rituals of violence that are present in our global society. I portray the brutality inflicted on the human being by his own kind. I reflect the impact that has been engraved in my mind when I was confronted in my childhood with the universe of icons that represent the martyrs of the Catholic Church. In my quest to exorcise these images, I use the body as the center of my artwork.
In my former paintings and drawings, I depicted the figure in a more realistic way. Today I use a different visual approach that integrates the human form into a juxtaposition of color, shape, texture and carefully applied transparencies. The tension between gestural body fragments and planes suggests a constant flux of the body in the two-dimensional space. I articulate the formal dynamics of the ephemeral human presence with a blend of realistic and semi-abstract figuration.
I invade the canvas and the paper with brush strokes and lines in spontaneous motions to discover expressive and rhythmic forms as well as pulsating semi-human shapes that suggest bodies, torsos and hearts. It is my intention to create a visual balance where the forms in motion inhabit each other and the surrounding space, as if all are attached by an umbilical cord. In my artwork I incorporate these forms or liberate them, echoing the exodus of the human being. I place the body in a pictorial geography occupied by words and arrows that are a metaphor for the action of going blindly in every direction.
I like to work in series, in a constant dialogue between my artwork and myself, until this conversation ends thus creating the need for a new series. I combine painted panels and paper as photograms in a movie, frames in a comic strip or chapters in a book.