Diverse experiences have made me aware of the power of perception, especially when it comes to oneself. I enjoy playing with the picture plane, with what is shown and what is hidden, through optical illusions, symbolism and distorted realism, across diverse medium and scales.
I’ve found in painting a wonderful opportunity to engage with the world and with myself, and it’s full of enthusiasm that I carry on looking around and inside, aiming to replicate the child-like magic of bringing to life tiny worlds inside a frame.
I’m fully embracing the playfulness of painting. Generally working from the floor, I’m amused by the influence of the physical engagement on a painting. For similar reasons, I enjoy exploring surfaces and medium to discover how resources influence a subject matter.
Painting from life gets me really enthusiastic for allowing things to change and move, which led me to use self-portraiture a lot, for being my most available model.
Drawing is my happy place, as an immediate way to engage with the world around me, my sketchbooks are with me all the time. I fill them with observation and thoughts, through pencil, oil or gouache paint.
I was born in France in 1994, with my own set of fingers and toes (amniotic band syndrome) : some unusual shapes that I enjoy investigating in my paintings.
I studied video editing and 3D modelling for video games. It made me aware of the matter of resources when it comes to creating illusionary worlds, as well as more technically learning to see planes and simplify forms.
Moving to London in September 2016 was a turning point, as I started to draw again and reconnect with a more immediate creativity: soon after, I was falling in love with oil paint.
I’m currently half-way in my Contemporary Portrait Diploma at the Art Academy in London Bridge, full of gratitude for learning from incredible tutors and peers.