Becoming an artist was the natural result for my restlessness. A need to transform what seems useless or obvious into something meaningful, is a condition that activates my intuition and imagination to reach creative and tasteful solutions.
Obtaining my Journalism degree in Venezuela was my first attempt to structurize my unidentified calling. Trough my second degree in Fine Arts at Parsons School of Design - Paris I found myself. Remarking the diversity of teaching techniques, my passion for observation, asking, learning, collaborating with others and inventive problems solving led me to focus on my own potential abilities. I had my first solo show in Paris in 1993 and have been an active painter showing frequently in Venezuela, France and the USA in private galleries and institutional group shows. I am a drawing teacher up to date in diverse cultural centers in Caracas, Paris and Miami where I live.
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Statement / Addressing abandonment is a recognition of memory.
I have a natural disposition to pick up, reconstruct and transform throwaways. Before discarding anything into the garbage, a pause gives way for doubt to step in as to its possible recuperation.
In 2004 I recovered from the street wooden drums for electric cable. Since then, I like to visit debris lots, and the excitement I feel when I discover them and take them home is absolute.
In my studio, next to other findings of various natures, they will probably have a happier outcome than being buried in a waste lot.
Once they find their place, I disassemble them to begin a dialogue between us, to give way for a metamorphosis as I start to work on the drums and wood pieces that conform them.
Thus they enter my operating room and I proceed to the rescue: I bind them with paintbrushes and oil paint.
My investigation goes on painting as a meditation, a form of self transformation. By means of artistic resources that highlight her sinuous, fluid, nearly ethereal figures, I handle, at once, a rough line evocative of German expressionists such as Kirchner and modern Europeans as Matisse and Modigliani.
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