In a succession of constructions and deconstructions, the colours overlap in the material of the oil painting that she works with a knife, stretched, scraped, caressed, in ample and violent movements, soft and minute. An abstract painting, which is constructed like a palimpsest where the supported gestures will reveal a multiplicity of spaces in one, opening the field of possibilities.
Overlay the colours, daring to dare the disappearance, momentary or definitive, of the previous ones. Then to dig into the material and by this act of destruction, to make possible the encounter between the visible and the disappeared, intimate and secret, present in the history of each canvas... With linocut the gestures are in the control of the layout, the engraving, removing the material with all the precision and the danger that this technique implies. A single color, a single pass, no return possible. And only one form that is given.
Painting and linocut, the two media used in his work, where the withdrawal of matter gives birth to form, are complementary and totally linked: to reveal what is hidden, as one digs to seek a truth, to oneself.
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