Through my art practice, I aim at exploring the values inherent to human nature. I am extremely interested in the question of the definition of the self and how much the social context in which we evolve is responsible in shaping our own image. As a woman artist, I am slightly more focused on defining women’s identity. The current consumption society sends out tones of messages to every human, thus influencing how we see ourselves and how we want to define ourselves. I am interested in how human continue to be true to their core in this society despite the daily violence thrown at us. I have a classical approach to art and figuration and therefore I have always integrated beauty as an important aspect of my artworks.
I believe there is a psychological triangle between who we really are, what society tells us to be, and the image of ourselves we decide to project onto society. I often use myths as base upon which I add a modern interpretation, thus allowing an easy first read of the work but also bringing a discussion. I like to create different levels of interpretation in my works, thus giving keys to the viewer to understand the subject I address without offering one single interpretation of the artwork. Each artwork becomes public as soon as it is offered to the viewer eyes, and I leave it to the viewer to construct his or her own understanding of what is in front of him. I have an intimate approach: I put the emotion forward in my artworks, the feelings and sensations are more important than the formal aspect. This is also a personal way to connect with the public; I bring the private into the public space.