Personal statement

I examine the luminous nature of human beings in relation to photographic representation. For that reason, my practice and research look for ulterior optical dimensions where identity transcends its material and political constraints. 

Images have been connected throughout history to the divine, the mystical outreach of the psyche and the interaction with the supernatural. Despite the actual secularisation of the visual arts in the West, I work to reinstate the inherent mystical potency of images to contemporary image-making. Even nowadays, it is possible to create images through photographic means that serve as transcendental maps of meaning to navigate the mysteries of existence alongside reason and science.  

Photography is used in my work not to evidence any empirical truth, not to answer any question, not to support any believe but in Carl G. Jung’s words: ‘to cultivate thoughts that can never be proved’.

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