I was born in Bogota, Colombia in 1986 and moved to Miami, Florida at the age of 13. I received my BFA in studio art, with a Minor in Art History, from Florida International University in 2016.
Working with different mediums, I participated in numerous activities and art shows, such as The Wall of Respect, a Patchwork Quilt of the Art during Black History Month, 2014. My work was also included in the Emerging Artist exhibition at Miami Dade College for which I received an Honorable Mention; Sculpture is Sculpture during Art Basel 2015; and FIU’s MBUS Gallery in a group show entitled 19/8.9.
Interaction has been an important feeling on my work, I create functional, texture, and touch elements of ceramics that I am eager to learn more about. The beauty of working with my hands connects the surplus of images that fill my head on a daily basis. I bring this piece to connect food, art, objects and clay as primitive but the way we consume is contemporary.
Using different materials, I create organic forms and use hand building techniques that render each work that I make unique. My meticulous craftsmanship and the originality, with which I work, explore the outer limits of my materials and the interaction between them. I am fascinated by the tactile potential of sculpture, the intimacy between my work and me. I intend to create a conversation between me and the material. I see these pieces as living things that provoke sensations of touch in order to attract the attention of the audience. My process is based on important aspects such as creating forms with clay allowing me to make abstract shapes and explores how gravity works into the forms, create textures and surfaces that translate into details, and the provocative aspect of getting close and feel the texture, incorporating steel, copper and aluminum wire gives a touch energy movement and creates that these forms belongs to a certain space.