My path in batik painting begun when at 16, I started to work and learn this art with the uruguayan batik artist Andrés Parrilla. I continued in painting and learning until 2008, when life and its turns drove me away from painting for a few years, in which I explored other artistic expressions like body painting, performance, and music.
In 2014, an interesting synchrony of events nudged me back into this creative path that I was longing. It took some work and patience to slide out of the old and well known path and explore the infinite possibilities of painting using wax and dyes as the underlying technique for my art..
I choose to paint using wax and dyes, not a conventional or popular medium in artworks. The beauty of this technique is that requires careful planning and visualization of the final work before you even start, as there is no step back once a layer of dye has been applied. It requires lots of patience and time. Also requires trust, as you never really know the result until the very final step, when the wax is removed. Sometimes what it may look as a mistake, ends up being a fantastic effect. And viceversa!
Leo Twiggs very accurately compared batik painting with jazz: there is improvisation, stop and go, stop and go, contemplation and attention to what others are playing