Artist Statement

My latest paintings are the expression of my compulsive and obsessive self which are deeply hidden behind my quiet and restrained façade. They represent my extravagant alter-ego whom is screaming to be seen. 

I feast on designing complex arrangements of formal elements. I am seeking for a harmonious visual experience within disorder. I like to orchestrate interactions between contraries while investigating balance and unity. I find pleasure in excess and dynamic chaos.

I initially address my paintings from a formalist approach by directing my concerns towards composition, pattern, structure, space, and the interactions of colors. The successions of layers in my paintings are meticulously planned. Each one of them are meant to complement, enhance or discredit each other deliberately.I use a computer application to systematically solve compositional dilemmas during that process. I entertain a fetishist relationship with oil-paint and its materiality. Abusing the surface by charging up blobs of paint and luscious brushstrokes onto the canvas creates a sense of joy which I find stimulating. 

I am inspired by bright colors, bold shapes and the digital world. I spend a lot of time drawing and sketching on my tablet. I make choices based on what feels exciting to me. As a result, I am free to make a new leap of faith with each new mark, embrace my intuition and enjoy the result with wonder. 


A bit about me

My interest in humanitarian work and a profound desire to be useful to those in need lead me to be involved with programs providing support to orphan children in South Africa, India, Myanmar and recently in Haiti. This experience has given me the opportunity to create an Art Curriculum that aims specifically at helping children express themselves through playful art projects. After settling in London, I decided to focus on establishing this program with a non-governmental organization which supports children at risk in multiple countries - http://www.wwo.org - As a result of this experience, my work has enriched in a manner which allowed me to re-introduce playfulness in my painting practice. Follow these links to learn more about my journey with WWO: 

https://www.facebook.com/notes/worldwide-orphans/my-journey-with-wwo/10155004070701279/?fref=mentions

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/my-trip-to-haiti-camp-kan-etwal-july-18-21-2017_us_597f5de5e4b09982b737667d


Kenscoff - Haiti, July 2018

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