Portrait(s) Coated (2023)
In 2023, my artistic journey took a distinct turn towards experimentation. In the spirit of creative play, I prioritized the joy that art-making and the exploration of materials can bring.
With a deep fascination for the materiality of paper and its inherent duality as both a two-dimensional and three-dimensional medium, I embarked on a creative exploration that resulted in the birth of unique sculptures and photographic collages. These artworks are not only a celebration of paper but also incorporate unconventional elements such as cement, resin, and studio debris.
Central to my practice is the belief in self-sufficiency, where every aspect of the creative process unfolds within the confines of my studio. This commitment to self-sustained artistry allows for a profound connection between myself and the materials I work with, fostering a sense of ownership over each creation.
Throughout the year, I remained rooted in the ongoing exploration of self-portraiture, endeavoring to push the boundaries of my artistic expression. These one-of-a-kind pieces reflect a desire to embrace both the expansiveness of my vision and the authenticity of physical form.
The year 2023 has been marked by a relentless pursuit of creativity, a celebration of materiality, and a renewed commitment to the joy of artistic exploration.