I was born in Buenos Aires in 1969. Since always I’ve been connected with the world of art and its different means of representation. My mother had been an actress for many years, my father was a photographer, and my grandfather a renowned gold engraver. When I finished high-school I tried, without being very convinced, to study graphic design. In a parallel way, I started attending Miguel Dávila’s workshop. Shortly after I decided it was time to declare myself an artist. On August 1998 my daughter Valentina was born. It was around that time that I started teaching as a professor in Graphic Design. In 2001 I won the FNA/British Council scholarship and moved to London for two years. There, I did a MA in Fine Arts (MAFA) at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. I really enjoy travelling and the experience had a strong effect both in my life and my work. Currently, I’m teaching at the School of Architecture and Urbanism, Universidad de Buenos Aires, and in my Studio in Boedo, Buenos Aires. Also, i am part of the community and art project "Rivers of the World", which through art links schools from Argentina with schools in UK
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.
Transit, oil on canvas, 157 x 127 cm., 2003.
It's one of those works -sometimes they appear- that tells you: "stop it! leave me! that's enough!" It was made back in London shortly after my return to Buenos Aires, and it represents to a great extent was that experience meant to me.
‘Transit’ is also the name of an exhibition that I did at the Centro Cultural Recoleta on 2004, next to many artists that I knew during that time.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
Without preconceptions as in relation to the format. As integral parts of articulated series. In relation, both to the context that contains them as well as to the interval between the parts. (Right, that's the way I MYSELF would like to see my own work!)
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 like to think of myself (the thinking allows it so) as taking part in an integrative vision in the history of art; a lineage that goes from Piero de la Francesca, Tintoretto, Velázquez, Manet, the modernists and Bacon on the one side, but that also includes Nan Goldin, Corinne Day, Wolfgang Tillmans, Peter Doig and Gabriel Orozco. As for the local scene, Spilimbergo, Alonso, Dávila, Berni and Gorriarena. Also Perrotta, Torretta, Boim, Esteban Alvarez, Marcelo de la Fuente, among other contemporaries.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Macciò at Klemm, with the exhibitions of New York and Buenos Aires, because of is strenght and formal synthesis. Kuitca in MALBA, because of the intelligence of his Deutsche Grammophone series, Berni in MALBA too, because of the curator’s criteria in relation to Spilimbergo. Adriana Lestido in Cronopios, because of the interaction between text and image. Pablo Siquier and his drawings, using the wall as a material.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
Without a doubt, the emergence of art collectives and a new circulation system that has come up after 2001. However, I regret that it still misses a full coordination between the different means of expression -without taking into consideration the material used to convey meaning; for I believe that all forms of art are, in the end, conceptual.