I'm a Brooklyn-based figurative artist, who focuses on painting the human figure in fantastical environments. I particularly enjoy working from life. Female figures are prevalent in my work to date, and the content of my work is often self-reflective, often personal or from observation.
My work is intentionally dark, although just as frequently it is considered goofy. The awkwardness that results from a combination of an earnest composition and an expressionist technique, I believe allows the viewer to interpret the piece while communicating with my subject-matter.
Often, I hear that my paintings provoke thought by resonating with a memory or inspiring a fantasy, and that connection with the viewer motivates me to create. I explore my creativity authentically and my goal is to push you to question your aesthetic values.
I was born in Brazil to a Brazilian mother and a Dutch father. As of 2021, I've spent about a third of my life in each of Brazil, the Netherlands, and the US. I feel like my international background allows me to fit in anywhere and, at the same time, nowhere at all. Just like the figures in my paintings, who are in the element but seem contorted.
Following a master’s degree in Philosophy of Law in the Netherlands, I came to New York on a Fulbright Scholarship to US study law at Columbia Law School. As a self-taught artist, I initially attended live figure drawing sessions to escape daily life while working as a corporate attorney. I am currently getting my MFA at the New York Academy of Art.
February 2021 - Local Project Art Space, Queens, NY
September 2020 – LOCOCO Coffeeshop, Brooklyn, NY
June 2020 – Virtual Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
January 18, 2020 – Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
January 11, 2020 – BK Artist Social, Brooklyn, NY
November 11, 2019 – BK Artist Social, Holo, Brooklyn, NY
November 5, 2019 – Ovation Raw Artists at Melrose Ballroom, Queens, NY
September 27, 2019 – Art Battle Brooklyn, NY
September 21, 2019 – The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
September 14, 2019 – Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
August 14, 2019 – Arise Raw Artists at Highline Ballroom, New York, NY
June 1, 2019 – Salon Show Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
October 27, 2018 – Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
October 13, 2018 – Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
June 2, 2018 – Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
April 21, 2018 – Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY