Pierpaoli Debora was born in Buenos Aires in 1979. Education: In 2004 she´ve graduated of Professor of Painting at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredon. In 2010 was selected to participate in the Program for Artists from the University Torcuato Di Tella. Attended workshops Tomas Espina, Marina de Caro, Juan Doffo and Fabiana Barreda. Solo shows: 2012 "Hideaway and trap" Contemporary Art Gallery 713/2010 "The heart is almost out of my mouth" Contemporary Art Gallery 713 / "A hole that touches everything" - Foster Catena Gallery, 2009 - "I will not let die" - Contemporary Art Gallery 713 2008 - "soft rock, jewelry trout" Contemporary Art Gallery 713 / Offices Macaya & Suarez Battan - 2007 - "clouds" Contemporary Art Gallery 713/2005 "Point" Joan of Arc Gallery.
Among the joint exhibitions in which she participated are: "Uncertain Narratives" MAMBA / "All Romance" (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, 2011) "Wishes Mutants" - 713 Contemporary Art Gallery / Art Biennial of Bahia Blanca 2011 / / Arteba 2011 / Arteba 2010 / Arteba 09 / CMC - "Metropolitan Contemporary Collection" - House of Culture (2008) / Arteba 08-713 Contemporary Art / "Power Point Tennis" - Gallery Crimson (2007) / "Variations of a state "- Showcase, Pam Passage - Rosario (2007) / Building the Contrary - MARQ (2007) / Arteba 07-713 Contemporary Art / Peripheral (2006) / Arteba 06-713 Contemporary Art / Soho-Telo-Sample- Art transient. Group show in a Temporary Shelter (2006) / "Piñata, the fate of the bogeyman, an incurable Shows" Mar del Plata, Auditorium Theatre (2006) / "Camping", 713 Contemporary Art (2006) / Experiment 713 ( 1) - 713 Contemporary Art (2006) Arteba 05 - Joan of Arc (2005)
Distinctions: Mention - National Exhibition of Visual Arts and New Media category / Second Prize (2011) 75th Anniversary Hall Business Association Rosario - Rosario Macro Castagnino Museum / XIV Mention Award for visual arts Klemm (2010) / Jury Mention - National Biennial of Bahia Blanca 2007 - Museum of Contemporary Art in Bahia Blanca / Mention - Painting Prize Foundation E-Com Puerto Rico (2005)
Her work is in the collections of Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Peru and France.
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 choose an installation made in 2007 on one of the windows of the Crimson Gallery, which includes a research process that still continues. I worked in layers of transparent plastic and contacts overlapped in between them, cut, shot and operated with drawings in some places. The overlap created various translucent filters and a transparent volume that could be seen from the outside (more expansively) and the inside (more intimately). The materials I choose to work with come from school elements (liquid paper, pencils, markers, paper) to industrial ones (plastic, wire cloth, etc). Deterioration often appears in my work, as a place of observation. I lived in the “Once” borough and the apartment in which I grew up was full of moisture, I used to enclosed drawings on the walls. I think it is something that remains today on my images, which arises from what dies, its decomposition. As I go working on an idea, I break into pieces everything that I don’t like and begin to build new connections between different elements to regroup them or unify them. Different and variables endings appear.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
Whatever, gradually, with distance, up close, connecting with the perceptions.
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 feel like I’m a mixture of traditions, including painting and collage, I love to draw and especially the union of several languages gives me the opportunity to work more freely. Concerning contemporary references I would mention Cinthia Levi, Carla Graziano, Alejandro Tosso, Marina de Caro, Juan Doff. In previous generations, all the informalism, Alberto Greco, Ruben Santantonín, Kenneth Kemble. International Artists: Jessica Stockholder, Katharina Grosse, Louise Bourgeois, Ray Caesar, Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Tracey Emin, Gabriel Orozco, David Lynch, Doris Dörrie, Wes Anderson, Henry Matisse, Van Gogh ...
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Diego Bianchi’s exhibition at Sendros, from beginning to end, generated a total intellectual and bodily movement in me. Juliana Iriart installation at Appetite Gallery, I was touched by that strange mixture that was given by the mirror, the coal, the place from where you were proposed to observe, the water, or whatever that was… the liquid ... it all got me. Alessandra Sanguinetti's pictures, I think they have all such a huge amount of work on them, also melancholic. Leon Ferrari, I cannot choose a single work, from his work with Letraset up to his works with polyurethane, also his drawings. Salamanco at Braga Menéndez Gallery, I love all his works on metal, his media makes me crazy. Max Gomez at the C.C. Recoleta, in that tiny room I think he accomplished to create a micro-world of gold and forms …the assembly, everything was amazing, brilliant. Mary Guerrieri at Braga Menéndez seemed so private, so intimate, I left the place reading his texts, it took me far. Elba Bairon at El Borde, I remember the sculptures, so smooth and white, thrown on the floor, all their fragments seemed to speak to each other. Diego de Aduriz at Appetite Gallery for the hundreds of little drawings one above the other, similar and different, so compulsive. Matías Duville at Sendrós Gallery, I love all the materials he works with. Federico Peralta Ramos at the Museum of Modern Art in 2003, an unforgettable exhibition.