I was born in Asunción Paraguay in 1970, where I lived until I was 19 years old. My life as a traveller began when I lived in different countries, such as Germany, the United States, Switzerland and since 2018 I have been living in Japan.
From an early age I loved to draw with crayons, I felt the need to express my creativity through drawing, which later led me to discover the painting. I started studying drawing and painting at The Institute of Visual Arts Veronika Koop in Paraguay, then I continued my studies at the "Hamburger Akademie für Fernstudien".
Later, while living in Switzerland, I met the Swiss artist Jacqueline Busato, who helped me to deepen my knowledge of different painting techniques such as watercolour and collage. I started working on collages with washi and papyrus. I never thought that one day I would live in Japan, the country where Washi comes from. Washi paper is a fascinating material to work with because of its strength, its texture and variety of colours. I combine it with acrylic paints, old Japanese writings, papyrus sheets on handmade paper.
My paintings are mostly abstract, with a lot of structure and vivid, strong colours. I find inspiration in everyday objects like ceramics, or photographs that I take myself, colours and textures I see in nature, on the street or just memories of my travels.
One of the themes that I have been exploring in recent years is the Ñandutí, a traditional Paraguayan embroidered lace that can be white or brightly coloured. I have always wanted to recreate this lace in my work because of its geometric, circular and delicate embroidery which always caught my attention. I use the Ñandutí fabric as an impression or I use it directly in the collage.
Currently I am more focused on making collages with Washi, acrylic painting and pencil. I like to experiment with different materials to achieve unexpected results, creating abstract compositions.
September 2009, Konferenz-Center Kramgasse, Bern, Switzerland.
June 2010, Forum Altenberg, Bern, Switzerland.
September 2011, Exhibition to sponsor the "Sounds of the Earth" project of the Master Luis “Sonidos de la tierra" Szarán, Embassy of Paraguay in Berlin, Germany.