My body of work is strongly influenced by the incredible Tyrrehenian Sea that surrounds Naples, an ancient city in Southern Italy where I now reside. When the weather permits, I spend a lot of my days on our boat to discover the incredible sites that being at sea provides. I am swallowed up by the energy coming from the movement of the waves, the colors, the light and the reflection. Those extraordinary moments gave me the inspiration to abstractly interpret what I was seeing and feeling when looking at the waves. The process of visualizing that energy on paper is made just with one sepia pen by building up layers of spontaneous, gestural marks that are different from one another. Some marks are slow and long, others are fast and barely present. None of the marks are preplanned; they are immediate. Through this build-up, the marks become fluid while suggesting movement and space. With the repetition of the marks, I unconsciously create a liberating, meditative rhythm which takes me back to my time at sea.
(2010 - 2018)
My body of work is strongly influenced by the diversity of my cultural heritage. My four grand-parents are from four different, French colonies or/and territories: France, Guadeloupe, India (Pondicherry) and Vietnam (Tourane) and I was born and raised in Paris, France. I juxtapose visual elements from my cultural background to create a unified, imaginary, abstract world where I reveal my identity. I also use my own invented script by mixing the languages that my family spoke (French, Creole, Tamil and Vietnamese). This self-created world, steeped in the diversity of my cultural roots is a dynamic dichotomy: the combination of traditional and non-traditional medium as well as structure versus relinquishment of control. The use of non-traditional medium has given me the flexibility to experiment creative avenues that are unexpected. It is about chaos, breaking rules and exploring freedom. I never know what the outcome will be. Through the process I follow a rhythm that I have created unconsciously. When viewing my artwork, the observer is transported into an imaginative world where multiculturalism becomes one.