Audaciously creative and a feel for great design
I am an artist & graphic designer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina; based in Chester, North West England.
The foundations of my career
Since I was a young girl, I started developing a love for design. I would walk along the streets of Buenos Aires and some adverts would catch my attention. If a particular advert caught my attention I would try and remember how it was designed; when I got back home I would sit down and draw what I had seen and create my very own advert using some of the original elements. I enjoyed the idea of improving existing designs and altering them in a funny way sometimes. I guess this was the start of my love for design and mixed media itself.
After finishing my degree in Graphic Design with 1st Class honours at University of Belgrano, Buenos Aires, I started working as a freelance Graphic Designer, mainly in corporate identity and branding. I also gained some valuable work experience as an in house Graphic Designer in Liverpool and London, within prestigious design agencies.
Previous to the start of my design degree I attended an arts school in the outskirts of Buenos Aires where I learnt not only to paint and draw, I also did pottery, ceramics, sculptures, I learnt about typography and photography. This was a great base for my future design studies and my parallel career as a visual artist. I acquired invaluable knowledge through these disciplines: proportion, perspective, structure, use of colour, textures...but the most important lesson during this part of my life was that to be an artist you need to be willing to be versatile and open minded.
When I started learning I didn’t restrict myself to any medium and I still don’t, as I am always learning something new and I enjoy experimenting with different kind of elements.
My approach to art
Nowadays, I use many different techniques and take different paths to develop a piece of art. I rely a lot in photography, I do this every time I go out. I find inspiration in the most remote places because my brain never stops thinking of ways to link objects and telling a story...
I paint and draw every time I feel like it and when I don’t feel like it I push myself to try and bring any idea to life because I never know when the most simple idea might become something great. I also find joy in 'free writing':
Free writing is a prewriting technique in which a person writes continuously for a set period of time without regard to spelling, grammar, or topic. It produces raw, often unusable material, but helps writers overcome blocks of apathy and self-criticism.
What nurtures my creativity
Throughout the years I have discovered many authors that have inspired me in one way or the other. Particular authors such as John Berger, Susan Sontag and Julio Cortazar have heavily influenced how I perceive the world and how I make art. Berger’s studies on photography and ways of seeing, Sontag’s thoughts on art and the ideological effects of photography and Cortazar’s surrealistic writing style, just to mention a few great aspects of each of my favourite writers.
From finding joy in looking how the wind moves the leaves on a tree… to watching some great movies which have influenced my style: Broken Flowers, Coffee & Cigarettes (Jim Jarmusch), Pulp Fiction (Tarantino), The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro), just to name a few…!
I create unique pieces of art
Every digital collage is a collection of thoughts on particular subjects as well as being sea - and dream - inspired. I combine objects in certain ways to get across different meanings. I embrace the monstrous aspect of deep sea creatures and the timeless beauty of the female figure. I like juxtaposition and unusual combinations of objects in order to provoke thought. Each of my pieces comes with a little story, although it serves only as one of the many ways each piece of art can be read.