Born on March 17th, 1966 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
She studied at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón School of Fine Arts and later specialized in painting under the guidance of Luis Felipe Noé and Jorge Demirjián. The Proa Foundation awarded her with a scholar ship with Guillermo Kuitca.
She lived a couple of years in the Missionary Jungle. Nowadays she lives in Buenos Aires and teaches painting at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas.
Since 1990 she exhibits her work in Buenos Aires and New York.
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 huge sizes in order to flood the space and to pervade the viewer with a sense of corporeal nature. I like the theatrical effect it creates; I usually use a cold palette of turquoise and green. I’m between the language of painting and of nature and I come from one to other. The style comes from very simple pure colors and also from geometry leading it towards a psychedelic effect. The subject: always vegetal, passive and versatile. I usually start with the drawing in charcoal, it starts then growing on the material, afterwards I add a base of yellow acrylic base for attachment and then I fill in with a little paintbrush in negative with some dark tone; In the end, the vibrant tones.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I like to think my work as a process that replicates the evolution of the world, from chaos to a more benign nature. I like living beings appearing on it: men, animals, food, bonfires, housing. I think of my big works as novels, the smaller ones as poems.
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?
In relation to the artistic field, my work is figurative, Pop. I continue the tradition of the Romantic thought. Marcia Schvartz, Pombo, Cambre, Matisse, Rousseau.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The Garabito showing was the best of 2007. For its “arrogance of work” as Arlt would say.