Being an artist means following a path full of challenges, adventure, and fulfilment. The greatest reward is to share my personal stories and visions with my audience, inspiring their own path.
I grew up watching documentaries about forests, oceans, and wildlife. Years later I had the opportunity to start an eco-social project in Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Living in a place of great biodiversity was an incredible experience for me. It was like a daily communion with the forest. I learned the importance of conserving places of great biodiversity and decided to use my work as an artist to share that experience with many more people.
Through my work, I make visible this hidden and wonderful world. My painting is inspired by natural biodiversity and the life of the surrounding human communities. I also speak about the relationship between man and nature that occurs in our current society. In this way, my work means to me a bridge of dialogue and understanding, a reminder of our power to create a better future for all of us.
An important part of my artistic practice is to be in contact with communities in need, participating with them in projects that improve their well-being.
I work in painting, mixed media and sculpture. When painting, I use traditional mediums, such as oil, acrylic, pastels, and also alternative materials, like organic and recycled elements. I learned that from the artists of the forest. I paint with brushes, knives or applying the painting directly to the canvas. The resulting texture makes every piece unique and highly tactile. People find my colors intense and warm. I work on canvas, recycled panels or paper. After choosing the main theme I do sketches and select the appropriate medium. Then, in a spontaneous process, I build the painting. I believe the faster a work is done, the better the outcome. It results more true to the original impulse.
I’m always looking to create my work based on strong and honest intentions, not on formulas or empty concepts. I guess that separates me from ephemeral trends. My work walks in a thin line between figurativism and abstraction. My influences are expressionism, material painting, and tribal art. I admire artists like Kirchner, Nolde, Amaringo, and Munch.