My paintings and installations at first view can appear sunny and cheerful, at the same time they tackle crucial political and autobiographical subjects. This is delineated in my animated canvases of birds and neon works, related to my mother’s cultural imagery like in Mother’s Bliss project to neocolonial hues in Africanella. These works bring to light how representations and symbols can erode the immediate pleasure that is experienced when first viewing the image.
The mixture of art and sociology constitutes one of the characters of my art-making. My narratives blend historical and individual experience, personal events are often described as a mere social product. I want to shy away from deliver a mere autobiography, which I intend as an illusory retrospective reconstruction of myself. I always try to involve the viewer through my works which themselves multiply implication, echoing the cultural characters which I aspire to investigate.