About my work

I studied Graphic Design in Chile and then moved to live in the US in the 90s. In 2003 I moved to Mexico City where I studied a Masters degree in Arts. I became a Mexican citizen in 2011.

The artwork that I do comes from two places, the supposedly unconscious part of my mind and the rational and controlling side of it. The first one, I suspect, contains cultural and personal memories, mostly energy and feelings, desires and gut reactions; the second place I'm coming from is the rational and critical mind that wants to direct the image towards an open question about the place of women in society. Notions of identity based on place of birth, migration, roles and relationships are explored in the images that I found in abstract backgrounds. I am influenced by academic techniques and illustrative drawings from classical to modern artists. I am inspired by concepts of the fantastic as it is studied in literature, where it is understood as a structure for presenting and confronting paradigms of beliefs.
I don't expect you to understand my work just as I created, but rather would like you to feel free to try your own interpretations related to your life using your own creativity in the process of discovering meaning.
This is not art meant for institutions dedicated to question art. This is painting for painting's sake, similar to surrealism only I cannot refrain from working from and for metaphors of our life. This is what's funny about images that do not reference reality: whether they come from a reasoned concept or one that's not logical, they both do not have one single meaning but as many as you like.