Bathed in the art world since my childhood and driven by the desire to create meaningful art, I started my artistic career during my career as a model, working with world-famous photographers, I quickly moved to the other side of the lens. My 1st exhibition 'Eye spy with my little I' at the Pijama Gallery in Paris was essentially a photographic journal of this period. After this experience, I wanted to perfect different artistic techniques, trying dverse mediums: encre de Chine, drawing, gouache, pastel, acrylic, oil paint and collage, in order to incorporate them into my photographic work which I presented in my last solo exhibition in October/November 2017 called Tentsugi (an invented Japanese word derived from 'kintsugi' or the art of repairing damaged ceramics with gold). ripping up my photographs and reassembling them in collage, joining the torn pieces with the technique of pointillism in order to create a new repaired identity.
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