I have never attended an art school, so I am self-taught. As a child I began to draw and experiment with color.
I was struck by the emotional balance and rigorous composition of Piero della Francesca, the plasticity and drama of Caravaggio and Rembrandt, as well as the poetry and delicacy of Vermeer.
Modern painting, on the other hand, fascinates me for its freedom of language as well as its capacity for continual innovation.
During my university years, my scientific background contributed to the maturation of the two innate aspects of my personality: the imaginative and the rational.