We are so in our heads. We are so into thinking. What we see is inescapably related to this inner world. But what is real, and what is an illusion? My work is about remembering what we already know. It is a practice of observing the oscillation, patterns and space between what we see and what looks at us.
In essence, it is to seek carefully into the infinite archives of blurry memories for hints and traces. The everyday effort of coping with the massive use of images and felt experiences led me to investigate the eyes physiology and thought systems as a means to learn about perception and awareness.
Searching for images, family photographs, old sacred texts, objects and symbols became a process to understand the inherited knowledge, beliefs and often obscure connections that permeate our social interactions. Referencing philosophy and spirituality the work mirrors the human condition, full of pathos and beauty.Ordinary items like stamps, documents, pens, photographs, seals, typewriters and archival boxes borrowed from the bureaucratic system emerged as the material to depict narratives on power, vision and collective unconsciousness.
Mostly, drawings and prints are experimental and usually have a photograph or an original image that is appropriated and retraced. Often materials and procedures not used anymore are present, like the mimeograph or the typewriter. Through repetition and layering, the works demonstrate not only my interest in the medium’s fundamental role in spreading knowledge but the notion of trial and error inherent in printmaking and life itself. Words, images, sounds and objects interplay in an evocative effort to show what is there to see when we turn the eyes to ourselves.