PhiladelphiaMember Since: 1/14/2021
I was born and raised in Paris. After a successful career in textile design and illustration I moved with my family to New York in 2007. I moved to Philadelphia two years ago . My work has appeared in the New Yorker and Sony hired me to design their Madison Avenue store windows. I have been passionately painting since my adolescence. A series of my paintings was exhibited at the "M Project gallery" in Tribeca in 2008. I create an intriguing world using various media including acrylic, wood, linocuts, photography and all kinds of surprising objects. Fearless in my approach, my insatiable curiosity and energy guide me in the creation of a cinematic contemporary tapestry using vivid and contrasting colors. References from a multitude of cultures, often in the form of signs and pictograms, mystify the viewer with irony and ambiguity. I explore themes of family, love, sex, ego, society's dysfunctions and taboos in colors, contradictions, and contrasts. My work is multidimensional, involving many cultural streams of influences. The creative process is layered, first cerebral then composed by colors, and design aesthetics. I work with a vast array of materials including acrylic, wood, linocut, and photography. The convergence all these materials create an elaborate chaos. Ancient and contemporary global symbolism, shapes and often pictograms describe the narrative, My work is rich in content and detail using three to four vibrant colors. At the heart of my art is a desire to tell stories that speak to the individual and collective consciousness of cultural identities.