I was born in Rio Gallegos, those who have been there remember it for the wind, and for walking in sledge. I also lived in Necochea and Buenos Aires, but since 2000 my city is Barcelona. One day traveling on route 2 towards Necochea I found myself surrounded by completely flooded fields, the strange things to be seen were the copses of trees and the light poles submerged in the water, darkening in the depths. That day I realized that i liked photography, but it was many years later when it occurred to me to study photography in the school of Arte Fotográfico de Avellaneda. I never intended to work in photography in order to enjoy it without obligations, but in the last year I have been happy collaborating in the courses of photography given by Asociación Finmatun in the Centro Penitenciario de Jóvenes La Trinidad de Barcelona. I have been in group and solo shows in Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Madrid… I have also won some prizes and some years ago I was selected as a finalist in the 6º Festival of Reportaje Fotográfico de Schömberger in Germany (they never sent me a ticket).
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.
My photographs go from abstraction to the social utilizing color and forms as conductive thread. In the case of the abstracts, I try to approach painting. I abstract reality by photographing the small details of common spaces that are latent there waiting for someone to discover them. As for the more social photography, I also work the color and forms. Providing the same importance to the backgrounds as to the people, I seek equilibrium in the chromatic composition.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I suggest observing my work without prejudices, so that each one can cause different sensations. The photographs for me are an inner search; in every case, what I try for is that whomever looks upon them can discover the same thing.
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?
As for the national photographers, I've always found the urban landscapes of Horacio Coppola very interesting. The colors and compositions in the photographs of "Presenzassenza" by Franco Fontana, were what caused me to abandon black and white once and for all and definitively take up color. At present, my photographer influences are Bruno Barbey, Edward Burtynsky, Steve McCurry, among others.