I work in painting and sculpture, exploring ideas of spirituality, and how those ideas dialogue with contemporary art.
I am a member of Atis Rezistans, an art collective based in Port-au-Prince Haiti. I live in Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
When I was 15 I started working as apprentice in school to the artist Jeunes Jean Baptiste Robert. In 1985 I began to make my own work and in 1997 joined the collective Atis-Rezistans with Celeur Jean Herard, Eugene Andre, Pierre Isnel Destimare and Guyodo. I work in painting and sculpture, using wood, rubber, rope, and detritus I collect from the streets in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Conceptually all of my work explores ideas about spirituality, especially as it is represented in Vodou. I am interested in how these forms can have a dialogue with contemporary art history.
My work has been exhibited at the Institute Francaise, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and The Ghetto Biennale, the first international biennial in Haiti. In 2010 I was invited to create work for an exhibition about the spirit Gede, which took place in the national cemetery. That year my work was also included in the exhibition “Haiti Mon Cher” curated by Jaqueline Leroy, in Place Boyer, Petionville, Haiti. In 2011 my work was included in “La Vie, La Mort, et Le Sexe” curated by Mirielle Jerome at the Atelier Jerome, Port-au-Prince, and the 2nd Ghetto Biennale in Port-au-Prince, where I collaborated with the British artist John Cussans on a large scale sculpture for the exhibition. Images of my work can be seen at www.atis-rezistans.com