Drawing from old encyclopedias, magazines and historical paintings, this young artist cuts and superimposes images on vibrant compositions that oscillate between the whimsical and the strange.
Led by a larger narrative, His collages mix styles, periods, colors and textures in disorienting portraits, all stimulated by the artist's own desire to experiment.
The inspiration of the language teacher, who currently lives in Villa Gesell, Argentina, comes from nature and the sea that surrounds her.
It turns out that the path of this self-taught artist in the world of collage began when she was between 13 and 14 years old, because one day she simply decided to start making personalized greeting cards for her friends and family.
Each card had a special theme as MUMI wanted her loved ones to have a unique gift that represented the bond between them, which allowed her to see what she was capable of doing (and imagining).
Over the years, this Argentine artist tried different artistic branches, from wood carving, ceramics, screen printing and graphic design, but found neither passion nor success in any of these disciplines.
By chance, as if he had sensed that he would be locked up for a long time and that he would need a new hobby to spend hours, MUMI decided to buy a cutting board shortly before the Covid-19 pandemic began.
The time in confinement gave this artist the opportunity to focus on collage and to find in this discipline a profound and quite unexpected tool for self-exploration.
When MUMI cuts an image, she counts infinite possibilities between her fingers, since she tends to take it out of context, from its direct meaning, in order to give it a new surreal atmosphere.