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The theme of my work focuses on the psychological and social identity of the human figure. Painting allows me to translate my perception of the world and it is through portraits that I communicate my thoughts. Although at first glance the compositions seem to descend from a classical heritage, the use of colors and the manner in which the paint is applied is akin to Expressionism. The color and its manipulation is a means that allows me to capture the essence of these beings, to represent them and then recreate them. The shape and intention that emerges is different; it is directed by the energy of my hand. The subjects are exposed and their true identities are revealed through their intimate gaze.