I began to paint at the age of 40. Juan Pablo Renzi was my teacher together with Emilio Torti. I remember the words of Juan Pablo, who told me: “You’re not feminine, you paint like a man”. It was he who wrote the text for my first show. Once he confessed to me that he was surprised by my painting, given that he always took me to be one of the bourgeosie, who took her tea at five o’clock.
Before dedicating myself to painting, I worked as a Curator for the Castagnino Museum and the Estevez Museum. I organized the first retrospective show of Renzi in the Castagnino.
My primary activity is teaching English. For some years now, I’ve dedicated myself to teaching english to the Spanish speaking resident artists that come to Rosario through Levante, a highly esteemed residency in the art world. It is one of the more pleasant activities, because of the exchange that occurs between the voices and the works.
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.
1. Title: "Homage to Van Gogh." I hate curtains. I painted everything, also the door to the bathroom, which you see here. Because of a gash in the English glass, incomprable today, I decided to intervene and dissemble it. Greasy pastel in hand, I began tracing the line of the gash, this carried me towards Van Gogh, my brother. There was the need to anchor, yellow, inevitably. Some cherry tree branch completed the work. And obviously I should have written.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
Sit in the bath and enjoy. All said.
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?
Figurative, metaphysical and decadent. Up until now, Juan Pablo Renzi, Fernando Fazzolari, Pablo Suárez, Duchamp. H. Matisse, O. Redon, L. Fontana. Andrea Ostera, Brigid Mc Auliffe.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The work of Eladia Acevedo is for its execution, extraordinary, and by the use of material by means of which she achieves a subtle eroticism that makes me want to possess all her pieces. The works of Graciela Sacco, whom I’ve followed since the beginning of her career, are so suggestive yet forceful, that I consider her to be one of the best artists at the moment.