I was born in Spain in 1980 and have lived here most of the time except for five years I spent in New York in my mid-twenties; It was then that I started painting following a friend’s insight. At the beginning I was an outsider or naif artist. This changed when I applied for a painting workshop with Antonio López; Listening to him and other painters over the years, helped me to become more aware and paint more truthfully to the way I see.
The triggers for my paintings are introspective sensations and thoughts which appear suddenly or over time. I think about them until I figure out how to make them visual; sometimes this means taking photographs, which will be the reference to make the final painting using a projector and grids. Other times I paint from life assembling things or asking people to pose on a scene. As I learn more about the technique, I am careful to keep that fluky initial impulse that drove me to paint from nothing.
I have come to see my work as an ongoing memoir, and after some analysis, I can see that all my paintings spring from challenging emotions and the efforts to soothe them.