I was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. In 2002 I got the title of National Professor of Painting at the National School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón. I studied with artists such as D'Alessandro, Pino and Astica.
I was editor and director of the visual arts magazine Al ver verás in 2000-2001. I am currently working as a teacher and participate in exhibitions and in national and provincial awards, and I make individual and collective exhibitions, as well as interdisciplinary work. I also study ceramics.
Latest group exhibitions: Flora and fauna [Flora y fauna] (2008). Jardín Luminoso Gallery - Collective Exhibition of Ceramics. Paco Urondo Cultural Center, Faculty of Arts, University of Buenos Aires (2008) - Collective Exhibition in Olivera’s Big House Gallery (2008). Latest individual exhibitions: It hurts to see [Ver duele], Elsi del Río Gallery (2007) - Expotrastienda. Artemercadoarte Gallery (2006).
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.
“It hurts to see” [Ver duele] is a work of 100 x 100 cm, made of acrylic and stitching on fabric. The eye of the character is made with little balls of stainless steel.
The work places the figure of a girl facing a scene that hurts her eyes. She reminds us of the moment we lost our innocence and began to see the immensity.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I would like the observer to be able to look the work inward and in silence. To watch and to be watched, to me, is the essential matter. This game of looks –the painting that looks, and the observer looking at the painting–, creates a circuit around a missing scene that only inhabits the imagination of the watcher. That's where I see an encounter between both sides.
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 painting tradition in general, from Egyptian art to contemporary art. I am inspired in many artists, it depends on my time and my sensibility. My favorite picture books are: Bacon, Klimt, Cobra group, Harry Hill. My friends that ar artists are great references.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Epiphany [Epifanía] by Renata Schussheim, National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA, Buenos Aires).