We are in Paris, monsieur Monet
For me, one thing is clear: in Paris, creativity and imagination live beyond the museums, but more vividly in the streets.
This is a city that fills all those who go through it with an energy that has to be experienced to be understood.
The paintings are a testament to playfulness and curiosity
“I wanted people to see my art and be moved. In one of my shows, someone came up to me and said something really inspiring: ‘When I see your paintings, it always brightens my day.’
A unique mix of kaleidoscopical colorful characters
Designing with a mixture of urban contemporary and pop surrealism, each painting is an experience in itself. A unique mix of kaleidoscopical colorful characters, my artworks are derived from my imagination, fantasies, ideas, and real-life moments. Perhaps some of them reveal the inner thoughts that are often unspoken, which could be adventurous, quirky, and a bit mischievous sometimes.
Since my previous exhibits at Art Basel and the Multiversal Group Show, and now here in Paris, the ‘City of Lights’ has been intense and daunting (mostly because of the packaging delivery system) but also uniquely rewarding, showing my works alongside many incredible artists, some very much unknown, coming directly from the streets of the 13th arrondissement or Marais, a just like me, bringing that electric fresh attitude and a colorful set of wild, cute and quirky characters.
Behind the color, we can glimpse the painting’s formation, which remains distinctly unfinished: a fluid exploration through each character, and the feeling that creates it. A cascading wave of paint, acrylic so thick it leans into three-dimensionality without leaving 2D; this constructed look is tempered in its rawness by the bold palette, with a touch of ‘happy’ brushstrokes and equal doses of mischievous attitude.
Paris has an energy that has to be experienced to be understood.
Creative energy that comes from the streets
In Paris is better to walk or bike, it’s easier. And soon I discovered that Paris had a gift for me, right there in the streets. Not in the museums, which, by the way, are fantastic -but a bit too crowded to enjoy- The real Paris art, in my view, is in the creative energy that comes from the streets. In the beginning, I started walking around the city and let the streets inspire me.
Everything inspires you to create, even croissants.
But the real Paris art, in my view, is in the creative energy that comes from the streets. In the beginning, I started walking around the city and let the streets inspire me. Every time I step into a cafe or a store, people start to talk to me in French, like I’m a Parisian woman.