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 would select some of the works from the series Bajo el agua (Under the water,) since they are the ones that best represent me at present, although they have many points in common with other series. Among them I select “El sueño acunado prolifera” ("The proliferate dream rocked",) because it has something, I don't know what, that is attractive, that I was attracted to from the first time I saw it, when I reviewed the hundreds of photos that I did in that aquatic session (what was the dictum of Barthes?). Today I enjoy, upon seeing it exhibited, how it generates the same effect in others. In this work and in all those of the series, nontechnical aspect are put into play which contribute to the process of production, that allow me to go into the depths of the most sensitive aspects of the aquatic medium. To work in this series, I literally put myself in the pool, systematically, to learn to swim, to find the rhythm of the water and to seek to measure it, to enjoy it. I seek to portray this enjoyment of water and to create new aquatic spaces through the production process. For that I make compositions with different images, impressions on acuarelable papers, metallics, I manipulate the impressions on acuarelable paper with water, which is to say that I sprinkle water on images of water that then become drawings, I create large drops with images of water, I operate on the images with real conches…which is to say I put myself in the water to express in my work all the symbolism that the medium generates.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I would not suggest to read it in any particular way, I prefer not to do it in order to nourish myself and redefine my work with the readings of others.
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 do not place myself in traditions, I don't bother to do it (at least for now), I produce work by diving into myself. Another, more capable person would be better able to see where I fit. I can speak of artists that interest me, from different eras, of the ones that I have moved me and continue to do so when I see their work, among others they are: Sally Mann, Loretta Lux, Brígida Baltar, Sarah Moon, El Bosco, Franceso Clemente, Francis Alÿs, Florian Beckers, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Olafur Eliasson and Renata Schussheim.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The Leon Ferrari show in the Centro Cultural Recoleta in 2004, because of the impact that it had on the media and all the cultural consumption that it implicated. I'm interested in recalling a show that I remember especially for the impeccable curatorial work, “Pampa, Ciudad y Suburbio” ("Prairie, City and Suburb") in the Espacio Imago de la Fundación Osde, curated by Laura Malosetti Costa.