Lucia is a French-Argentinian collage artist born in Buenos Aires in 1984 and based in Madrid. She became fond of the technique of manual collage just over 3 years ago and has not left the scissors since. She uses fashion and film magazines and books to give new meaning to images that were not meant to be together. Her collages have helped her embark on a journey of self- discovery, reveal dreams and wake up her creativity, allowing her to create her own universe, reflect on identity, the complexity of the mind and the process towards healing.
All her collages are hand-made and she never uses digital technologies or touch-up her images. It's pure cut and paste! She likes to use parts of the human body, especially women and combine them with nature. The strength of women is what inspires her the most, although she sometimes uses male models always trying to portray their more feminine side. The passage of time is another one of her favorite themes, combining people with watches or parts of them.
She works the collage combined with touches of watercolor, geometric collage, vintage collage, minimalist collage (only 1 or 2 images are trimmed and glued together to form a new image and give it another meaning) and lately the 3D collage and the Décollage. The Décollage is a technique in which several layers are glued together and then pieces of the main image are ripped from it. The beauty of this technique is to see how new images, shapes and colors emerge from the layers below and how the final image is created...It’s a game!