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.
Its been so long that I haven’t done a work that I don’t know how to do it. I should talk to my assistant; he is the one who knows. I think the work that represents me the most is my self-portrait; I don’t look like myself at all in the other ones. From my paintings, the ones I like the most are those I can appreciate the least, because they are carried away as soon as they are ready. Those that I look at every day are those I can’t give away or sale, of which all I can say, is my address.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I have very few works in which you can read something more than my signature. Lately, I am very surprised, because I've been able to confirm that my pictures are a healing medicine for some. Two people suffering from cancer were cured when buying some of my huge works. Did not happen the same with a third one suffering from the same disease and who was borrowed a work of mine. The effect occurs only when they buy. Now that winter is coming I’m painted a series against allergies, colds and fever viruses. I’m also designing another series to stop global warming. But those will be sculptures, I am working with ice.
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 paint on glass and I do not recognize myself through any other artists. My movement is the Pop oh Art. Some works are very bright (are made of glitter). Lately I’ve been only painting masterpieces (that means I am create works already consecrated). I always had a particular attraction for Picasso, because of his fast painting, as many pictures per minute or perhaps the exuberant price of his sales and, after visiting dozens of clairvoyants in the past 20 minutes; I found that I am the reincarnation of Pablo Picasso. I would like to add that clairvoyants never get wrong (almost).
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Some of the works I like the most are the ones of my ex-friend Fabio Kacero, due to the comfort of his quilts at the naptime. I very much appreciate the work of Michael Harte and feel that it is not fully appreciated today. But my ultimate idol is Marcelo Pombo, always carry a little stamp of him in my wallet. I would love to create a work in his honor, but I am sure that instead of a Pombo, a Tongo would come up.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
It hurts me that Buenos Aires doesn’t have a Museum of Modern Art. If I were the director, the first thing I would do would be to change its location. I appreciate very much what my other ex-friend Fernando Farina did in the city of Rosario, where he created the Macro Museum with his own collection. The other thing that I envy is the way they care for their artists in Rosario, where there are some, who having done 20 pictures all throughout their lifes, get a book published. I always regret not having been born in Rosario