My technique is a mix of different visual media, including photography, painting, video and land art. My work is full of raw emotions and deep thinking and reflection that aims to confront the spectator, hoping to make them think about people and objects left behind. My texts and images tell us about his immigration process, the difficulty of communication, the language at a distance.
No one takes the saying “someone's trash is someone else's treasure” more seriously than me. Re-purpose is the word. I started my career dignifying pieces of life left behind by other people. The sculpture "Autorretrato emocional" (2009) made from an abandoned chair was my first recognition as an artist. The piece participated in the Biennial of Sculpture at Trazos Gallery (Caracas), where it was awarded with an Honored prize given by Venezuelan art critic, Perán Erminy. After this first achievement, I began to explore other materials and techniques such as clay, resin, plaster and bronze for my sculptures. I joined "Artistas en Conjunto" (Caracas), with which I would hold a series of exhibitions in Caracas.
One of my latest projects before moving from Venezuela to France was a mural in the Urban Art Festival in Chacao, Caracas. As of 2011 I live in Lyon, where I continue my work as an artist but also as an audiovisual editor and creative. In France, I started to merge my post-production skills with my artistic interests. These experiments culminated with a series of montages inspired by nature and Japanese poetry called Visual Haiku. After moving to France and experiencing and witnessing the hardships of migration, my interest in abandoned objects shifted into abandoned people. For almost a decade now I have been developing this theme.
In 2020 I presented a series of installations and plaster sculptures related to the theme of immigration. My technique is a mix of different visual media, including photography, painting, video and land art. My work is full of raw emotions and deep thinking and reflection that aims to confront the spectator, hoping to make them think about people and objects left behind. My texts and images tell us about his immigration process, the difficulty of communication, the language at a distance.
I am essentially interested in the theme of assembling and disassembling realities. How the connections that we make in our lives leave a trace in our present and how we re-construct ourselves as people through the links that are and are not in our reality. The media I am using at the moment are the ropes that hold structures made in plaster. The ropes can be tangled and untangled. I also use them in combination with inks, to leave the negative on the paper. Plaster symbolizes repairing broken bones, but it is also a building material. It has intuitively become a conductor and builder and a deconstructor of these realities that I want to represent. I cannot pass up video as a tool to represent fragmented realities and with the characteristic that I like most about this medium, the power to manipulate time. So far the theme has been migration, but my idea is to work on different scales. Finally we can also be migratory beings in this universe...
2021 Collective exhibition «L’Attachement». Atelier Au 46, Lyon – France
2019 Exhibition Migratografías – Poemas migratorios ilustrados. Erlangen – Germany.
2016 Collective exhibition Délices au Jardin. Lyon – France.
2016 Librairie Macanudo. Exhibition. Lyon – France.
2011 Urban Art Festival. Caracas, Venezuela.
2011 Valencia Culture Museum Venezuela.
2011 Participation in the Art Festival Petare, Caracas, Venezuela.
2010 Participation at the « nuit blanche » de l’Ambassade de Belgique.
2010 Participation at the « nuit blanche » du quartier El Hatillo, Caracas, Venezuela.
2009 Participation in the exhibition « El espacio libre », El Hatillo, Caracas, Venezuela.
2009 Participation in the Sculpture Biennial in the Galerie « Trazos », Caracas, Venezuela. Honorary Award for the Sculpture Autoretrato emocional.
2005 Participation in the festival Ingenio 400, Madrid, Spain.