My work consists of contradictions and contrasts. Being of both Peruvian and German descent, I am a product of contrasting cultures myself: from a Peruvian grandmother littering me with hugs and stuffed animals, to a reserved German grandfather teaching me the merits of discipline.
My fascination with contrast developed further when I started suffering heavy migraines, forcing me to deal with contrasting extremities. As a coping mechanism, looking for ways to give me peace and quiet, I started making collages, cutting folds out from fashion magazines.
During my art studies at Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam and Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, I further developed this taste for combining old and new techniques.
With the 'Folds' I make use of the classical ‘Trompe l’oeil’* technique, where I play with your perception and confusion because of the optical illusion.
'Folds' they are almost everywhere, a napkin on the table, the clothing you wear, or a bag floating in the wind. It draws my attention, it makes me curious and I can get lost in it.
I recognize the beauty of them: the unexpected compositions and the simple beauty of random folds. These pure forms I like to isolate and translate into my rugs.
My new series of Rugs & Wall Hangings are inspired by folds and wrinkles. They are colorful and are an absolute eye-catcher. I see people walking around them looking at them from different angles, curious and surprised.
My rugs are special with their irregular edges. I play with their multifunctional use: you either hang them on your wall as a piece of art or you integrate them as an art carpet. Whatever your choice is, this piece of art will enrich your interior.
*Trompe l'oeil: French for “deceive the eye”, is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist in three dimensions.
Tufted Rug. Made of high-end quality
New Zealand Wool or Velvet Polyamide
Ochere Yellow Old Pink Grey
Royal Blue Orange Orange
Manufactured in Belgium.
Can be used as a Rug or Wallhanging