When I was 21 I lost my father. He had been depressed and at a certain point life was too much for him.

He was buried in Rio de Janeiro. That was the first time I stepped on a cemetery in Brazil. Its coldness hit me deeply and right then I knew I would never visit my fathers grave again.


I think “BURIAL” is an attempt to make peace with myself for not coming back to my father’s grave. The series is made of moments which allowed me to get in touch with what happened and where I was able to think about my father.

Throughout several walks in different cemeteries I realized statues fascinated me the most. They impersonate a place that’s actually about people, characterizing at what’s visible and hint at what’s not. They represent to me each and every soul beneath the earth and I feel honoured to portray them.

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