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When did you decide to become an artist?

I have always been interested in architecture and design. I wanted to study something that could enhance my creativity, and that is why I decided to study art. I liked it from the start and experimented quite a bit with different mediums. My thesis project was very important in developing the technique and style I currently use in my pieces.

What is your work about?

My sources of inspiration are very personal. I am interested in the relationship between people and time. Nostalgia is a key theme in my work. I like to compare how different life is today to what you would see in an old photograph. I also really like dogs, both as an animal and as a symbol. I would like to have many dogs of different breeds, but I am not sure if that will be possible. Instead, I constantly draw them in my pieces.

How would you describe your style?

I have a strong passion for very clean aesthetics and simple compositions. I combine this with graphite and the subtle use of color, generally watercolors. I always try to set challenges in my work and attempt making more complex pieces each time.

What recent projects have been important to you?

Just a while ago, I had an individual exhibit in New York at the Clariond Gallery. The exhibit consisted of 23 drawings from the series How to Raise and Train. It was a new and interesting experience for me to have an exhibit in a city where I didn’t know anyone.

In what way do you think art influences everyday life?

I think art can be as irrelevant or as relevant as one wants it to be. It is especially relevant with the passage of time, and in helping us have a better understanding of a certain moment in history.

Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have 3 dogs Mika, Bety and Cuba, and I love them very much. I love animals, especially the fluffy ones; I would love to have an alpaca!

What is a typical day for you?

I get up early to feed my dogs; I have breakfast, exercise and try to draw as much as possible during the day. I draw at least five hours a day, every day. Afterwards I have dinner at home with my husband and then watch a movie or a series.

Where do you like to go on the weekends?

I like to go to Cola de Caballo on the Carretera Nacional because you get to see very different things from the city. I also like going to the movies, my favorite ones are the classic horror movies like Stanley Kubrick´s The Shining. I also like The Blair Witch Project and It. 

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