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 the series ¨Salta 1056¨, my first self-referential work. It is a group of small-format collages made with pictures I took after the fire in the house where I used to live.They were produced from records that documented place by place, space disintegrated, like a puzzle of choppy breathing.
When I entered the house, after the tragedy of the fire that put at risk my own life, I was surprised and impressed by the images that appeared to me. Establishing a distance, elaborating that experience by looking through the filter of a camera, allowed me to describe a new space, that wasn't given there before. Ruptures, intervals, continuities and repetitions spread out into small panopticons.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I always liked not to give any clues and letting everyone have their own conclusions. I think that you need to be patient for analyzing a work. Looking and seeing are not the same, they require different times.
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 have no doubts about being crossed by the tradition of occidental painting from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I think about my work, I project my work and I design it starting out from painting, and then the final material changes.
At present I'm reviewing the work of Joseph Mallord William Turner, Claude Monet, Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Anselm Kiefer, Gerhard Richter, Peter Doig, Alberto Greco, Julio Le Parc y Jesús Rafael Soto.
I admire the quality in the production of the work of Kiki Smith
Of my age and even older, I'm interested in the work of Max Gómez Canle, Diego Gravinese, Nicola Constantino, Juan Lado, Gabriel Glaiman and some works from Mondongo.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The exhibitions that I will mention took place in Argentina, but not all artists are argentinians. I 'll mention them because I was interested in the works exhibited and the installation was outstanding
In the year 2000, the exhibition from Julio Le Parc at the National Museum of Fine Arts. During 2001, Sol Lewitt at the PROA Museum. In 2006, the one of Jesús Rafael Soto, also in PROA. The exhibition of Kuitca at the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires - MALBA. The ones of Miguel Dávila, “Muros de Buenos Aires” at the Borges Cultural Center, the anthology at the Palais de Glace and “Similar but not identical” at the Caraffa Museum, in Córdoba.