SCRATCHED; ENGRAVED, DRAWN, PAINTED, WRITTEN, WAXED LAYERS OF PAPER...
AS IF THEY WERE SAMPlES OF LIFE, CRUMBS OF RECOMPOSED MOMENTS, LAYERS OF MEMORIES.
I use painting as a medium to translate impressions, emotions and memories into a visual format. The techniques involved are based on the superimposition of several layers of gesso, paint and collages.
The initial background is handmade paper painted with gesso.
Then, several layers of collaged fragments are added, producing a three-dimensional effect - incorporating textured handmade paper, wall paper, printed elements, calligraphy, etc... - to create a distinctive, antiquarian appearance.
The original image has thus been reformulated along with the collage elements and is integrated into a singular work of art, combining several techniques and media such as graphite, watercolor and printmaking.
The final effect is that of a delicately burnished and finely weathered patina. Drawn upon the past, the artwork becomes a magical interplay between the formal and the symbolic, antiquity and present, time and place, while creating a personal genre of modern fresco.
M.A Sociology, University of Paris-Sorbonne
Master of Fine Art, University of Paris-Sorbonne
Student from the "École des Beaux Arts", Paris
The Windsor Gallery, Colts Neck, NJ
Regence Gallery, New York, NY
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, PA
Morven In May, Morven Museum, Princeton, NJ
The Special Exhibit, Southport, CT
Old Town Art Auction, Chicago, IL
Greater Reston Art Center, Reston, VA
Immaculata University Art Gallery, Immaculata, PA
Glastonbury Art Guild, Glastonbury, CT
Chicago Sinai Congregation, Chicago, IL
Kat Burki Showroom, Southport, CT
Kimball Art Center, Park City, UT
The French Salon-Gallery 20, West Reading, PA
MH Art Gallery, New York, NY
Red Star Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Recent Work, Juxtapose Gallery, Westfield, NJ
Special exhibition, JW Marriott, Cherry Creek, CO
Work on Paper, Gallery 100, Saratoga Springs, NY
Galerie Martine Namy-Caulier, Paris, France
The Kolher Center for the Arts, Sheboygan, WI
"Still life", Gallery Forrest Scott, NJ
The Nature Center, Westport, CT
Work on Paper, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
The American Art Company, Tacoma, WA
The Portman, San Francisco, CA