Your painting style has been called “poetic” and “strongly feminine.” Would you agree with this description?
I find it difficult when my work is described as feminine. I get why people say it, because we live in a world where there are so many systems and definitions for everything, but I think it’s a bit reductive to classify genders. I try to avoid doing that in my work. Instead, I mix things up and play with both femininity and masculinity. I would say my work is more sensual than feminine.
Your paintings mostly portray nude women situated in surreal scenes. What interests you in exploring nudity in this way?
I want to propose a new definition of the feminine figure in art. When you go to museums, most of the paintings you see were created by men. Portraits of women are often very sexualised, it is very limiting to be surrounded by them. I try to deconstruct these representations, both in terms of their themes and their lines and forms. I’m very inspired by the women in my life. I observe how they construct themselves in order to figure out how I want to construct my compositions.