I was born in Buenos Aires, on February 1st,1972. I studied Engraving and Drawing at the National Schools of Fine Arts ‘Manuel Belgrano’ and ‘Prilidiano Pueyrredón’. I have participated in several engraving, drawing, Ex Libris and digital art exhibitions and contests.
I have been working as an illustrator for 10 years. Even though my works have a high percentage of digital development, the analog drawing is at the starting point of any technique or discipline I undertake.
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.
I chose the “Finding the Way” [Buscándole la Vuelta] series because it was the last big format xylography I did before switching to small formats both in engraving and digital media. It was one of those “hinge” works where different things matured: ways of solving the work (thematic series that can be shown individually or as a piece of a bigger work), technique (slowly changing to digital graphics), format (Ex Libris, illustrations and nowadays, cartoon stories) and the theme (mostly erotic themes).
They are 4 xylographies of 32 x 70 cm that can be mounted in a series regardless the order.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I suppose that is up to the one that wants to read it.
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?
To think of recognizing my work within a tradition limits myself a bit. I always take elements from different things and assimilate some and leave others, so change is almost permanent. The artists that I’m interested in and my contemporary referents are always changing as the years go by but, let’s see… Klimt, Gustav Doré, Bukowski, Dalmiro Sáenz, David Bowie, Francis Bacon, David Hockney, Lichtenstein, Spilimbergo, Scafatti, Aida Carballo, Berni, Gaudi, Terry William, David Fincher, Hitchcock, Frida Kahlo, Guadalupe Posada, Hokusay, the Indian miniatures…
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Mmmmm…. difficult. I have poor memory. I will definitely remember the best exhibitions once I have submitted this questionnaire…Now I can’t avoid thinking of an exhibition that I saw 4 years ago about African art. Oh! Yes, the one of Tomás Maldonado, “An Itinerary – Ulm’s Models, design of the New Germany 1953/1968” at MNBA – National Museum of Fine Arts [Un itinerario - MNBA. Modelos de Ulm, el diseño de la nueva Alemania 1953 / 1968].