Collage has become an urge to me, a way to express and understand the usual topics that disturb me: solitude, loneliness, uprooting, personal relationships…. This is what my work is about, going through this emotions and creating pieces that hint in a subtle way at human uncertainty and voids
I find cutting and pasting the best way to materialize the random and the intangible.
The moment an image appears and from there, between chance and conscious search, a story is told
My inspiration comes from observing people move, their gestures as an expression of vulnerability and the human body as the main context where this happens. The touch, or absence of it, the need we have to feel the others close. I also look at nature and its power over us. The sinergy that shows us how fragile and strong we can be.
I work with magazines and I honour the time I spend in this practice. I deconstruct images to remove them from their context and reveal their immense feeling
The act of cutting is healing, brings calm and peace. Answers so many questions.
Looking at the final image gives relief and untangles the feelings that accompany the creative process.
Born in Colombia in 1975 and based in Madrid for 20 years. I am a Graphic Designer with a background in Advertising and different art techniques including painting and printing.
I started doing collage two years ago but the lockdown got me inmersed in it full day.
I work in my home studio surrounded by a huge beautiful window that looks to the horizon.
“Collage is my passion, it expresses myself in the most perfect way, it celebrates the randomness in me. It has changed my life lighting a spark that fuels me with joy.”
My work has been selected for different exhibitions including “Collage out of the box” (Norway), “Microworlds” Russian Collage Collective (Russia), “Antifash” Eje Central (Mexico), “Collage en cuarentena”, “Collage y palabra” Mujeres que cortan y pegan, (Madrid) others in U.K. and Colombia; and has been published in Vulva Fanzine and Agenda 2021, Paris Collage Collective 2021 year book, Horror Vacui Magazine #1 and #2, Cults of life #10, ECC Play and Record, Arizona Collage Collective Collage World day book, Visceral 8 project, etc.