Being slightly imperceptible
" I started drawing human bodies when I was a child. I was always drawn to the subject. The first art books I had access to were a vivid tapestry of classical art. These images have stayed with me.
Later, I realized I always wanted to excavate lines, spots and patches out of the marked line of the body or face.
Although I admire the rugosity of the faces surface and its baggy shapes, the skin was not enough, I thought there was a hidden beauty to be witnessed, and it had some stories to tell. Maybe If I was to look closely enough and be more attentive, I could discover those concealed tales.
So, although I don’t envisage a definitive end to these types of drawings, I know they help my creative imagination to keep observing and connecting with the human. Faces and bodies shadow our understanding of the interior and the exterior each time anew."
PORTRAITS FROM NATURE
Ancients of the stone
" These are my favorite drawings to make. These are inspired directly from the stone. To me, they are stone-human creatures. Maybe trapped, maybe alive. Living in some mythical world. They provoke my imagination; of the stone and of the human.
I feel like I magically belong to the stone. It whispers to me. Tells me its secrets. Guides my paths. I seldom see tragedy in the stone. That belongs to the paint. The stone brings calm. They breathe a peace as they stop with time. The stone is wise, and so demands respect.
For now, I make such drawings out of pure enjoyment and although I have plans to carve them into stone one day, when the time is right, until that moment they exist in the simplicity of graphite lines on clean white paper."
HUMAN - ANIMAL - NATURE
" These types of drawings are always a liberation for my hands, and a liberation for my senses. They are very much done in the style of dancing with forms that follow the anterior in succession. I might use a person; I might use an animal or even a landscape. I make small and quick interactions with the various textures that graphite, charcoal and conte can give to the form.
These types of drawing also help me in the process of changing from one Series to the other. As well as providing a future archive for studies. Drawing has been always a route to change my own shapes, to have no fear of what can come, for I feel it opens my mind allowing it to be reborn."