Vision of art
1. Choose a work that represents you, describe it in relation to its format and materiality, its relation with time and space, its style and theme; detail its production process.
Everything I did represents me at the time I did it. Today I choose the work: “Gauchito Gil”. It is an interpretation with a Latin-American baroque devotional aesthetic that, with a touch of the Once borough of Buenos Aires, managed to mutate Spider Man into the littoral’s Robin Hood. It is a cumulative sum of objects that refer to a worldview. I wanted the work to smell like the littoral, like the royalty, like the strength, like sex.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
My work should be approach with the guts and digested in any possible way. I try to provoke an extreme feeling with it, I want it to shout visually speaking. I believe in the work that speaks for itself, I loathe the hypertext in the visual arts. If I want explanations I read about philosophy or aesthetics.
3. In reference to your work and your position in the national and international art fields, what tradition do you recognize yourself in? Who are your contemporary referents? What artists of previous generations are of interest to you?
I am contemporary, since the only true thing that exists is The present, but, there are also in me deep traces of the Art History: the Egyptian sculptures, the middle ages with their mysterious discovery of the world and the magic of the American Cultures, specially the Guarani. I adore the flamencos, Giotto’s organization of the world, all the western catholic iconography full of gold spirit and flash. Picasso and his wild sexual frenzy. Warhol’s and the entire pop movement, the Kitsch expressionists and painters. I deeply admire the work of Marcia Schavartz, for its rawness, honesty and expressiveness. Today I’m interested into the so called “New Digital Figuration”, the young artists that since their childhood have been crossed by the technologies of the information -in terms of image-, and that look for a honest poetry to create within that aesthetic.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I choose Marcia Schvartz’s exhibition at the Sivori in 2006. I think she is the best Argentinian artist of the last decades: honest, true to herself and crude.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
Nowadays I cannot see many other trends than the ones suggested by the market. However, there are many artists whose work and investigations are based on the three places in which I believe: self-interiority, the world as “site-political-landscape” of action and the poetry as a way of being an artist.