My current body of work has evolved by thinking through the initial process of portrait painting and expanding my ideas into fictions and stories deriving from mythology, spirituality, metaphysics and history by being a storyteller.
I use oils, acrylics and I have an expertise in graffiti. I am influenced by the old masters such as Rembrandt, Velazquez and Vermeer, artists like Arnold Bocklin and the Symbolism of the 19th century as well as contemporary artists such as Gerhard Richter, Michael Borremans and Luc Tuymans.
Whether human, animal, or a vague experience, the paintings, once combined and juxtaposed, attempt to exhibit moments of a path towards spiritual illumination and freedom.
The shared experiences of these individuals in different lifetimes attempt to create a myth that can be seen as if they take place simultaneously.
These individual myths portray a greater story based on collective experiences as if those characters are deeply connected with each other even if they lived in different lifetimes and life forms.
I believe it is the use of fictionning, which produces alternatives in the figures of the event, and the use of bright and neon colours, as a sci-fi element, that brings my work to the contemporary.
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