Briefly describe the work you do?
I am a visual artist and I work primarily with photography, print medium and video.Currently, my main focus is portraiture and people. I have a fascination for eccentric and unique figures, faces, shapes. My models are staged into scenarios that I construct to narrate stories through figurative photographs; ultimately immortalizing my models as works of art. I'm fascinated by what makes images and things timeless.
My artistic practice shows a reality of enigmatic subjects that bring beauty to the dark and mysterious. Nowadays, in the age of the Internet and search engines ; you can learn about anything you want, whenever you want about anyone or any subject. The information is out there. It's amazing to live in these times! However I find beauty in the unknown. Subjects of obscurity. Artwork with no given meaning .
When, how and why started your art practice?
I come from an artistic upbringing, raised by my mother. She always encouraged us to express ourselves. Both my sisters are illustrators, so they are what I can recall my earliest influences,encouraging my creative side. I started drawing early, learning to express myself with images at a very young age. My love for aesthetics evolved into photography. Then, at the age of 15, I had the opportunity to meet with David Lachapelle's muse Amanda Lepore, which would lead me to working and taking her portrait, as one of my first pieces. We are still close friends today.Amanda's portrait will always resonate the beginning of my career as a photographer.
Professionally, what’s your goal?
Professionally it’s difficult for me to say an exact goal. Creating art has become a necessity for me over time. After a huge project I've completed I usually need to take a lot of downtime and take care of myself, because it takes a lot of energy for me to go through the process. I would like to continue exploring new themes and experimenting with new materials and exhibiting my work.