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Born and raised in the Canary Islands, connected to the volcanic landscape, she has always had an intimate and personal bond with the arid landscape of texture, wild and isolated environment.

She’s fascinated by El Teide and its lunar landscapes, as well as by Lanzarote and Fuerteventura’s minimalist landscapes, defined by their strong character and purity. For years, she portrayed stones, layers of strata, lava surfaces and textures through photography, especially macro, going deep inside of the materials.

Always in touch with visual languages and after completing her B.A. in Graphic Design in Barcelona, she traveled to scenic spots, such as Iceland and explored photography as a medium. In an innate and self-taught way, she began to experiment with natural materials, creating her own organic pigments, which led her to the development of her artistic project.

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Her work, plastic geology, is related to the nudity of the landscape.

It is characterized by the use of sand and natural pigments, clays, stones, ashes, mud and layers of layers that give it nuances and tactile textures. This mixed technique, the continuous experimentation with materials, concrete, paper, fabrics, among others, give three-dimensionality to the paintings with a chromatic palette with earth colors: tan, ocher, orange, brown, gray and black colors.

Faithful to the texture, she paints on large wooden board formats as the right support for introspection.

Abstraction and minimalism define her performance, synthesizing the landscape, sensations, emotions and intimate relationships with the environment.



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She's inspired by artists from the Canaries, from the emblematic figures of the avant-garde movements, such as César Manrique, to significant artists of the informalist abstraction of the fifties, such as Manuel Millares, or material experimental artists, such as Maribel Nazco.








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CV
Group Show, Art Up Gallery, Barcelona /5-28 May 2022/
Group Show "Barcelona Summer Solstice Exhibition", Port Gallery, Barcelona /15-28 June 2022/
Group Show, Ballam Gallery, Barcelona /2022/

NEXT
Solo Show “Pasiajes Rocosos”, Arkami Gallery, Zarautz /12 June-11 September 2023/

COLLABORATIONS
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PRESS
Interview by Culturalia Comunicación
Interview by Emisora Radio Uni FM



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