Born in Buenos Aires, 1975.
Academically formed in the National School of Arts in Buenos Aires. He did comics in the early 90’s while being trained in painting, drawing, sculpture and engraving. Experimenting with unconventional materials he started painting on plastic and punching bags, transforming this into important elements for his work. Since he moved to New York (1999) hi developed a series of works using his own characters, for instance PIPU the mutant butterfly and PEPO the adulterated pet.
In April 2003, his work was specially noted by Charlotta Kotic, curator and head of the Art Department of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He was also one of the five winners of the “Mirai” Award given by Lunarbase Gallery and Sozo Shoten, for artists creating future art.
Lady in White I (2008)
Vision of art
Technically I appeal to the fusion between technical and pictorial mediums, creating an inheritance of images with diverse aesthetics that are linked by the appearance of a comic character called PIPU that personifies the unexpected, the supernatural, a sort of “emissary symbol of a real cruelty”.
I find inspiration in the news, our mind’s reactions in front of various stimulus, daily situations collected from an unusual point of view, symbols of popular admiration and exclusive and aesthetic beauty among other things.
Virgin Ada: Acrylic and oil on canvas 127X127 cms. Technical aspect: This work starts with an antique objects selection, photographed, redesigned and reorganized. The resultant sketch was transferred to the canvas using a projector (searchlight). The pictorial process is divided in two phases. The plane background was made using acrylic respecting the limits of the design. The figure was made in oil trying to capture the volume and dramatic quality of the original character.