In 2012, in Chile, an initiation to alternative photo prints was a decisive step: hypnotized by the blue of the cyanotype, I wanted to know the whole process and master it. I went to Santiago for an intensive training course with Catalina DE LA CRUZ. This artist works painting, photography, sculpture… sometimes together. She taught me the technical basics and encouraged me to explore the cyanotype, beyond the photo print.
Very quickly I used the photosensitive emulsion as a painting and rediscovered a discipline, cyanography, which has existed for more than a century. A puzzle piece that gives meaning to all my artistic hobbies, like a long preparation for a serious game, blue magic.
Cyanography revealed my expressive abilities, I saw the way to formulate my poetry, to implement wonder, to play with sparks. Everything appears to me as a sensitive ingredient – collected objects that will leave their imprints, photographs that will be processed, thanks to movement.
My first artistic orientation was to play with the polysemy of the works, mixing ingredients, ideas, and of course techniques.
Halfway between photography and painting, the cyanographies intrigue, the monochrome calls out.
These perceptive fantasies induce other visions and during the first exhibitions, I understood that I had to watch the titles and information of the works in order to give individual imaginations a chance.
Since 2014 cyanography has become my second profession, as a visual artist.
with international exhibitions and sales, followed by a workshop, residencies and educational activities. I have set up my practice in better conditions and am trying to make inroads into other media, in volume and even in action through performances.
The works are always of an ostentatious blue, and often revolve around an equally visible axis, abstract figuration. This aesthetic research underpins my work, subtracting the ingredients from their representation. I inscribe it in the lineage of the Pictorialists, these photographers at the beginning of the 20th century affirmed the artistic value of their medium, in particular by the manual alteration of the image and the transcription of sensations.