Passionately curious, the artistic expression has always been essential to me. First with photography and writing, then with collage. With the art of collage, I am like Alice in Wonderland : I immerse myself in a world of infinite possibilities. Surrealist painters including Dalí and Magritte are also great sources of inspiration ; the illustration and the graphic design too.
I practice analogue collage, exploring and cutting magazines and books. I sometimes add other elements, like thread. Mix old papers, like postcards / photographies / illustrations with new papers is also a beautiful process who often creates rich interpretations ; however, I am very cautious with original old photographies, no cutting, only adding elements.
In essence, I like the idea of taking the viewer to the other side of the mirror in order to discover a dreamlike, surreal and poetic universe with always a hidden meaning, a message or a touch of humor.
Born in Geneva, Italian and French origins, I studied history of art and photography at the University of Geneva. Then in parallel with my professional activity in the world of fashion, I dedicated my leisure time to the practice of black/white photography (then colour) and development in the darkroom, doing several exhibitions.
Since I set up my CTcurious workshop in summer 2020, my collage practice is now daily. The past year has been rich in events with an exhibition of collages « Vases » and a workshop « Collage & writing, interiors universes » conducted by me and an art-therapist friend. I am also very honored that one of my mix-media collage appeared in the book Play and Record edited in October 2021 by Edinburgh Collage Collective and another one in the book The World Collage Day 2021 by Arizona Collage Collective.
Fashionable wink, I created a capsule collection of tote bags and cases with 7 of my collages printed on them for autumn 2021 and winter 2021 will follow.