“I always feel the desire to look for the extraordinary in everyday life; to suggest, not to impose, to leave always a slight touch of mystery in my paintings.”
The words of Balthus express the essence of my own thoughts. Currently I work with construction elements and natural materials to give them a new sculptural and poetic significance.I believe that all visible objects contain other realities and meanings behind their outward appearance.
Decaying nature often inspires me. My sculptures are an attempt to capture the traces of passing time caused by wind, rain, soil or the human hand. I pick up abandoned environmental and metallic waste (rusted objects, dry leaves, and a variety of little things that no longer have any value). I then incorporate them into my working process so that they lose their vulnerability and become durable, halting all decomposition. A new sense of beauty appears that is different, unexpected and very sui generis.
I strive to establish a dialogue between decomposing plant elements (leaves, fruit, wood) and waste materials. A brick, powerful, rectangular and masculine, merges with a pomegranate, fragile, round and feminine. When these remains are taken out of their context, they acquire a new significance and escape from the decay caused by passing time. The everyday object has been infused with a new meaning. Passing time has been captured.
My cultural references include Brancusi, Noguchi, Balthus and several other artists in addition to literature, particularly poetry.