My journey, both in writing and painting, lies in exploring a single question: What does it mean to be alive, here and now, within the confines of our physical body and environment?
In writing, I attempt to tap into the complexity of the human mind, its diversity and its potential transformations. I like to play on the border between reality and magic, rationality and imagination, certainty and doubt. I experience strong bonds with my characters, and see each of them as an opportunity to improve my understanding of others.
In visual arts, I draw inspiration from any organic being, with a predilection for the human body. I use and mix a variety of techniques, from simple pencil to acrylic paints, including printmaking, China ink and watercolours – and the occasional sculpture. When building the image, I consciously try to make the process visible as much as the subject itself. In that sense, my work is both concrete and metaphysical, figurative and abstract. It offers images of evident fragility and imminent disappearance.
We live in a world where communications, climate change and global markets provide a striking picture of interdependency; yet, our ethical principles are often sucked into the drive for private happiness, relative comfort and personal achievement.
I believe that our future mostly depends on our capacity to operate a shift in perception; far from being lofty or esoteric, this would simply consist in the respectful recognition of what is. With such purpose in mind, my writing and my painting are attempts at clarifying my vision.