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Born in Geneva, Switzerland in 1980, I moved to the South-West of Germany at the tender age of six. Growing up, my summers were spent in a village near Barcelona, Spain, while winters saw me hitting the slopes for skiing in the mountains. These memories, filled with the beauty of those landscapes and lively surroundings, have become the inspiration behind the themes in my paintings.

Creativity has been a constant companion throughout my life, from drawing portraits as a child to painting abstract landscapes as a teenager. My academic journey led me to graduate from the University of Applied Sciences in Trier as a Fashion Designer and later into a career in the fashion industry as a leading designer, where I honed my skills and artistic sensibility. My time in the fashion industry holds particular significance, shaping not only my professional path but also profoundly influencing my artistic expression. Additionally, my extensive business travels to Istanbul have also played a crucial role in inspiring my work. The city’s bustling energy and vibrant atmosphere, along with the warmth of its lovely people, have infused my paintings with the same dynamism that captivated me during my visits. Reflecting on my journey, including my time in fashion, has intensively refined my artistic style.

I create Artworks with a print-like aesthetic and heightened vibrancy. It’s a meticulous process to infuse my paintings with a brilliance that is uniquely mine. I aim to construct an imaginary reality that imparts a sense of joy and lightness. My art is not meant to be cryptic or difficult to grasp; rather it´s an expression of my emotions. I seek to evoke a sense of joy within the viewer, mirroring the fulfillment I experience upon completing a painting. 

I do consider a piece finished only when an immediate feeling of happiness overwhelms me upon looking at it. Thus, it’s not uncommon for me to spend weeks closing the chapter of my story on canvas. My paintings aren´t impulsively expressionistic; I create clear worlds with a touch of surrealism. Yet, I don´t preplan shapes or colors; they arise during the process. My fascination with the profound impact of colors and light on emotions guides my hand, resulting in a palette that is a celebration of happiness. Contrasts and non-reality subjects, such as droplets despising the warmth of the burning sun, add a surreal dimension to my artistic DNA. Continuously, I explore new techniques, which are permanently popping into my mind, to express what I feel.

Although I studied fashion design and worked in the fashion industry for years, I had to relearn many techniques upon adopting art professionally. The Covid-19 pandemic gave me the opportunity to shift my focus towards self-teaching, allowing me to methodically organize my transformative journey and find my true identity as a full-time professional painter in September 2020. Since then, my art has garnered recognition worldwide particular through social media, adorning the walls of private collections, public buildings and offices in various countries, including Germany, Cyprus, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, France, Italy, Czech Republic, Portugal, UK, Switzerland, Canada, USA, Australia, China, Japan, UAE and Bahrain.

My artistic hub is my small home studio in Bielefeld, Germany. I’m honored to share my work with collectors and art enthusiasts worldwide, fostering connections that enrich my creative journey. I’m grateful for the support I receive.

Thank you for reading!

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Exhibitions

Education
  • 2002 – 2007

    Graduation as a Diploma – Designer (UAS) | Fashiondesign & Fine Arts 

    UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES TRIER
  • 2004

    Stipended Exchange studies as part of the Socrates – Ersamus program

    CENTRO SUPERIOR DE DISENO DE MODA DE MADRID
  • 1999 – 2002

    Graduation with a journeyman´s certificate | Artisanal processing techniques & textile technology

    VOCATIONAL SCHOOL IN SPEYER
  • 1990-1999

    General University Entrance Qualification | Advanced courses English and Fine Arts

    HIGH SCHOOL IN MANNHEIM

Awards
  • 2006

    Recipient of the Apotex GmbH Stipend, awarded in conjunction with the prestigious Apolda European Design Award of 2008.

    9TH TEXTILE WORKSHOP IN APOLDA
  • 2005

    Acquisition of manager outfits by Sodexho Oy

    LINDSTRÖM AWARD IN FINLAND