The subjects and imagery of my work refer to various themes. I create figurative paintings in oil, combined with film-making and set design. Recent projects have centered on the idea of harvest and water: tradition and ritual, nature and community, abundance and necessity, completion and cycles. Through this multidisciplinary practice I explore multiple narratives which navigate a parallel world. This constructed world is sometimes a daunting one – which throws up the ambiguities of society and relationships – of violence and power structures, but also of human tenderness.
In presenting films alongside my painted works I aim to direct the viewers’ imagination toward this imagined realm. Both the costumes and set – which I design and make – underline my interest in fantasy and play, myths and memory.
My artistic vision aims to present a picture of humanity which is both disquieting and reassuring. Each character blends with each other and with the landscape: embraces of despair or unification, identity, gender and race intentionally unidentifiable and ambiguous.
I was born in 1994 in Paris where I grew up and went to school. I have a French father and a Scottish mother, and in 2011 after I passed my Baccalaureat, I embarked upon a portfolio course in Ullapool in the Scottish Highlands.
In 2012 I enrolled at Glasgow School of Art to study for a BA in Painting and Printmaking. In 2014 I travelled to Prague on an Erasmus exchange with the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. I graduated from GSA in 2016, and through my degree show was selected to participate in New Contemporaries at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh in February 2017. Here I was awarded the Fleming-Wyfold bursary. I have since shown my work in an exhibition curated by Fleming-Wyfold Foundation at DRAF in London. In September 2016 I returned to Paris where I now live and have a studio.