Background: I was born in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic in
1964. After studying architecture (I qualified in 1989) and
the visual arts (I qualified 1991), I settled in Spain where I
participated in many exhibitions and architectural projects. I
also undertook studies in history of art/urban architecture
and obtained a Masters in 1993 while I was concurrently
teaching drawing and applied arts.
Arriving in Paris in 1994, I continued to exhibit (in France,
Spain, Italy, the Dominican Republic and Canada), to teach and
to study (Master of Advanced Studies in the theory of
architecture and the philosophy of art)!
I have lived in the Dordogne since 2014 and have opened my art
and engraving studio there. I also teach Applied Arts at
Bergerac's Lycée des Métiers Sud Périgord Hélène Duc.
Activities: Concerned with the transmission knowledge, I veer between
my role as a teacher of Applied Arts and an unusual artistic
production. In my painting and engraving I am particularly
interested in confronting the question of mixed techniques,
materials and themes. Engraving gives me a chance to put into
perspective my research into the visual arts.
My work is broken down into a series of doors or windows which
can be linked to my architectural background. Each series
comprises an individual project but the series are nonetheless
bound to each other in a global project.
I look for symbolic images - sometimes imaginary, sometimes
real - and create a personal alphabet for my plastic arts
language. To engrave, to carve out a matrix, a path through
worlds of matter, farrows and ridges, deep, generous lines.
Sensorial explorations of matter which, once stamped will make
an engraving calling out to be both looked at and touched.