I learned to paint by looking at the great artists, who taught me how to portray faces, clouds, mountains, and the sea.
They taught me how to paint reality, but also how to surpass and sublimate it, as well as how to portray pain, psychological introspection, and warmth. Francis Bacon taught me that a disfigured face is more interesting than one that is intact. After having learned how to paint a perfect face, I tried to portray it by letting the painting itself become the protagonist. I would let the brushstrokes, running into one another, change the features
of the subjects. I am interested in the essence of a face, and the emotions that it can transmit. I am touched and I want my art to arouse emotions. That should be the role of art, to elicit emotions.