I was born on calle Gallo, in 1978. I’ve always enjoyed drawing. My favourite food is a lamb soup that Dani does, and I eat bread all day long. I also like cooking and listening to the radio. I turn it on when I wake up and turn it off the minute I go to bed. Except when I have things to do that require a great deal of concentration, such as writing or do some calcullations.
What I like the most is getting up early in the morning and having not so much to do. Having breakfast with Guille, although he doesn’t eat that much in the morning, some fruits maybe, but I lay the table nicely, with some nice things on them and something to read, and he would join me and look at the garden.
In the summer, I set the table outdoors.
Today I’ve lots of things to do, but I’ve just came from the greengrocer’s and I’m about to make a soup. The bag in which they have put the basil in it’s been moving for like 20 minutes now; i think it’s going to fall, but I want it to be her to decide what she wants to do so or not.
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'd be a pencil drawing of a halfly erased little car. I've always been interested in this drawing thing. Leaving a spot where there was nothing. I find it very difficult to reach decisions in life, but this is the height of decision making, having a pencil on one's hand. Once, many years ago, we were talking with my brother about sportsmen. By that time I'd decided to get started on a running routine and I wanted him to join me. Julián laughed and answered, "I'd like to go running, but I wouldn't know how to start out. What do you do? You just walk out the door and start running? From home? Sounds stupid". I believe that, somehow, sums up sort of a work routine for me. I was soon beaten by laziness and put an end to my running routine, but the idea is the same. And though it's difficult talking about concrete things that are there and that find their way every day, I think that this drawing has something of a particular gesture that appeared then and that is the same now, and that is this thing of being always starting the drawing over. Go and then go back with the pencil to end up forgetting what the objective was in the first place.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I can't think of any.
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?
Although I may be bluffing, I like to think myself as a part of the craftsmen. Specialists in materials such as wood glass, cabinetmakers, luthiers, old paper makers...
Marcelo Pombo, Alfredo Prior, Fernanda Laguna, Julián Gatto, Guillermo Ueno, Daniel Joglar, Sebastián Gordín, Noemí Ueno, Clara Sajnovetzky, Alfredo Londaibere, Silvia Lenardón, Juan Grela.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The module is a "Viajo" project, with one foot in "Médanos", Buenos Aires, and the other, restless, going around. The original idea was to set a structure that could work as a container, frame and vehicle for projects to take them from one place to the other, unfolding them anywhere. A sort of home-for-ideas, specially prepared to work in any given direction. Some days ago, the boys built the module inside a garlic packing warehouse. It was used for the first time between the city of Médanos and Coronel Buratovich, in Argentina, on spring day, for an exhibition of photographs, drawings, live music and independently edited books. The exhibition (I don't remember the year) by Nicolás D. Nacif and Juana Neumann, at the CC Borges. And specially another exhibition by Juana, involving a little paper plant on a ceramic pot. I thought it was so great I almost burst into tears. "Sudamericanos", at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Mendoza, Argentina. An exhibition by Leo Batistelli's grandfather, in the CC Rojas.