I paint portraits that try to extract themselves from a fragmented mineral condition to claim their share of humanity, their breath of life. This emphasis on a duality between living and inorganic matter within a single entity allows, in my opinion, the expression of a force as graphic as it is sensory, because it is not only faces that I try to represent, but also facial sensations. Concerning my technique, I use the painting knife as my main tool because it allows me to easily produce material effects. Projected in random directions, these effects generate graphic accidents that confer a musicality, a dynamic to the whole work. These accumulations of wheelbases also give rise to pictorial chaos, a visual confusion that, in a closer reading of the painting, offers the viewer the possibility of contemplating abstract landscapes within the face itself. It is with this double reading that I try to infuse my portraits with an enigmatic depth.