Born in New Zealand, Im 33 years old and am citizens of both France and New Zealand.
My work deals foremost with analogy and resemblances. I build an intermediate and transitory universe where the realms of vegetable, mineral and animal are inextricably associated. The decomposing or recomposing fragmentary forms in my paintings derive from prehistoric times at the mythological formation of the world and sometimes allude to scientific diagrams either macroscopic or microscopic. From the interior of bodies and cave dwellings, to forms which are not yet figurative nor completely abstract, I refer to my painting in the terms of organic biomorphism. The theme of time is recurrent in my work in which prehistory and prospective futurism come together in an anachronistic manner. The before is related to the after in a world where robots meet our prehistoric ancestors. Time escapes the viewer who is seduced on a nomadic and primordial ballade where the imagination of the viewer is enticed into performing perceptual exercises.…Read More
Aged 18, I left New Zealand and was accepted at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. A few years later I went to France and acquired the DNAP (French National Fine Arts Diploma). Then I continued my artistic research at the Bordeaux University and possess the French Fine Arts Master Diploma. In Bordeaux, I worked at the regional history museum and further developed my interest for anthropology and prehistory. I am in the process of writing a PhD (Paris) in visual anthropology and arts, which is linked to my artwork. I have exhibited in public places (castles, bars) and galleries in London, New Zealand, France and Germany.,…Read More