I was born in the city of Córdoba in 1979, the same year Pink Floyd recorded The Wall. From my childhood, I remember long afternoon of games, of running away from school to draw, TV, helping my grandmother to cut out the letters for school acts where she used to teach plastic arts, colouring books and the Rasti.
During my adolescence I lived between Buenos Aires and Córdoba; back then I didn’t do much drawing. I liked writing poetry, watching video clips and doing streetboarding.
In 2000 I travelled around Bolivia, Perú, Ecuador and Brazil for a six-month period. When in Cuzco, I bought some watercolours and haven’t stop painting and drawing ever since. I have decided I was to become a painter.
Since then, I went on building my own destiny as an artist. Isabel de Laborde, Santiago García Sánez, Carlos Gorriarena and Dante Montich provide advice and guidance to me in different ways, teaching me the value of training and work.
All this, while listening to music.
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.
"Press Play". It is a diptych drawing that I drew using directly a black marker on wallpaper.
I took isonometric projection from videogames and architecture. I was inspired by the city of Buenos Aires to create this urban landscape. Familiar for some of its details and strange for the general synthesis.
It looks as if it were a different reality, like that of videogames.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I conceive uniform and insistent images that requiere a gradual reading, from the universal to the particular, and viceversa.
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 recognize myself in the tradition of plastic artists that, through drawing, build up the foundations of their work.
Of previous generations I'm interested in: Bosch, Ingres and Malevich
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Guillermo Kuitca in Malba, 2003. Because I consider that this exhibition condensed a great part of the creative spirit of the 1980s and 1990s. And, at the same time, established new parameters for the local artistic production to come.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
The fortune and confusion of living in the beginnings of a new millenium.