I am Maricela, I was born in 1970, in Mexico City .
In a small apartment, I had my bedroom, which I shared with my mother, it was constantly full of illustration cut outs and scissors (she worked as a hairdresser). I also kept pieces of old boxes that I pasted with my grandma’s glue to create little houses and moving cars.
I used to play with my wooden pencil case; the colours inside became couples and married, although the browns were eternal loners. With my mother's razor blades I learned how to sharpen each one of them.
When walking to school I would look at planes flying above me in the sky and I thought “When I grow up, I will travel a lot. Flying must be wonderful!"
My introduction to the theory of visual arts was with a book called "Los 100 Grandest de la Pictura" (The 100 Greatest Painters). I was 10 years old when my godmother gave me this book and I was enchanted by it.
Later on I studied in the School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving, La Esmeralda. In Dublin, Ireland, I studied in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology and in Ballyfermot Senior College.
Later I travelled to Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and started a new life and family, where I had multiple exhibitions and created two wonderful children.
I lived in the south east of Mexico in a quiet place by the sea called Puerto Morelos for many years, developing and expanding my artistic productions. There, I created my own Gallery-Workshop and entered into academia as a teacher of History of Art, Philosophy of Aesthetics and Illustration.
I formed part of a group involved in Alternative Education and Homeschooling. I directed and was behind many Community-based projects for the advancement of Culture and Art in my home town, Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo.
I am now based once again, in Neuchàtel, Switzerland.
I work as part of a Foundation for people with mental disabilities.
I´m an active participant in various Artists groups whose finite goal is to promote Culture and Art in all its genres.
Derechos Reservados para Maricela Salas • México 2018 •