After a ten year career in agricultural marketing and sales, I decided to pursue an artistic path, developing my creative side over the last 12 years and searching to understand the wonderfully crazy behavior that makes us humans.
I started this adventure with a music project that began in early 2010.
I traveled to different countries, including Italy, Greece, Turkey, India, Malaysia and Vietnam, getting inspiration and creating songs with the idea of recording an album.
In early 2011 in Hanoi, I launched my album, “Almaz Hotel”.
After a few months in South East Asia, I decided to pursue my new career back home, returning to Spain at the end of June 2011. I devoted 100% of my time in my home town of Pamplona promoting and creating music.
I performed in different cities, mostly around the Basque Country (Bilbao, San Sebastian, Biarritz, etc.) with different bands: (“The Crooners”, “Los Informales”, “Pato en la calle…”) accumulating friends and experiences.
In September 2013, I moved back to Asia, but this time based in Jakarta, Indonesia until July 2015.
My music there became more experimental. I worked on the project “Cartas desde tu subconsciente”: https://youtu.be/7nKM9K7Z1I0
and collaborated with other artists on projects, including:
- Sound track for “Denominación de Origen”, a short movie directed by Ignacio San Martín.
- Relaxation Singing at Bani Widjawati´s yoga studio
I also began painting seriously in Jakarta and became involved in a few environmental projects, such as:
- Clean up Jakarta day:
- Green Initiative Foundation Nursery crowd funding:
Ultimately, I ended up having a couple of exhibitions in Jakarta. The first one, related with my environmental concerns about the country, was called “Indonesian Cityzen”
The second one, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy, explored commonalities between my culture and that of Indonesia. It was called “The Cross Over”:
At the end of 2015 I moved to Washington, D.C., starting a new adventure on a new continent in a country full of possibilities. I worked in a personal project investigating the feelings of the Basque shepherds migrants, playing in my paintings with sheep and gold. I kept involved in several environmental and social projects, urban farming, compost communities.
In August 2017, I moved to Nepal, continuing the story line that started in the US. I collaborate with local environmental projects to promote a more sustainable way of living through nature and art.
I have been delighted to be part of Kathmandu and to exhibit my work “Daydream” where I reflect my impressions of humans looking for a better future through nature. By fusing animals with gold, I have created a collection of vibrant paintings that juxtapose spirituality, human development and hope in surprising ways.
Now, I’m starting a new adventure in Almaty, Kazakhstan where I have found an extraordinaire source of inspiration