I was born in May 22th of 1983, in Buenos Aires, Parque Patricios (neighbourhood), where I currently live. I started my studies in Fernando Fader School (a technical school focused in arts), where I graduated as a Technician in Craftwork applied to the Industry.
After I graduated, I started my studies in the IUNA (National University Institution of Arts) and in Manuel Belgrano School Teaching of Arts, where I studied for three years so as to be able to enter in 2004 the UMSA (Argentinean Social Museum University), where I am now finishing the Visual Arts degree course.
Outside the studying field, I’m doing the art workshop of the artist Fabiana Barreda.
In 2006 I was selected in the Curriculum Zero contest, of Ruth Benzacar Gallery.
In 2007 I won a mention of the Platt Award, organized by Isidro Miranda Gallery and I was selected in the Andreani Award for Visual Arts.
In 2008 I obtained another mention of the Platt Award, organized by Isidro Miranda Gallery.
Besides being selected in contest, I participated in exhibitions held in different galleries and cultural centers: 2007 Display exhibition held in Crimson Gallery and ATP exhibition held in Masotta-Torres Gallery.
In 2008 I participated in these collective exhibitions: Andreani Awards, held in the Recoleta Cultural Center; Tranformaciones en Juego held in the Borges Cultural Center and the exhibition Origen, Vida and Metamorfosis sponsored by Barugel Azulay.
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.
“Dad and Mom”
Technique: stuffed fabric, acrylic painting, thread, plastic thread (tanza).
Measure: 390 cm x 360 cm.
“Dad and Mom” is a sculpture made with fabric. This work and all my artwork is influenced by the morphology of pre-Columbian American icons and the mutation of the form that takes place in instants like death, birth, erotic moments and ritual.
In this work I made a synthesis of what I have been developing in pictorial matter but transferred to the real space.
It took me one year to develop this work. The materials’ choice was crucial for its construction. The fabric, as the soft support, allowed me to develop an art work that the public could relate and get involved with actively. This artwork generates a sensorial stimulation through its colours and the sensitive material that refers to something recreational and organic.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
The concepts that I work with refer to physical procedures, to body transformations, to the appropriation and “devouring” (taken from the reference explained in the Anthropophagic manifest developed with Oswald de Andrade in 1928, in which he talks about “Anthropophagic as the union with the opposite value”, the possibility to incorporate the other to generate what’s of its own) as a double influence: elements that come from pre-Columbian cultures and European art.
I also transfer this process of physical action to the real space when I intervene everyday objects, turning them into containers where animal and vegetal forms emerge.
I think you can apply the idea of “hybrid” to my artwork.
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 recognize myself as part of the painting and sculpture tradition, in its wide range. Artists that I’m interested in, from abroad: Ernesto Neto, Ana Mendieta, Francesco Clemente, Diego Rivera, Francisco Toledo, Niki de Saint Phalle, Marcel Duchamp, Francis Bacon, among others.
National artists: Xul Solar, Pablo Suárez, Marina de Caro, Alberto Heredia, Jorge De la Vega, Berni, Víctor Grippo, Diego Perrota, among others.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I don’t know if I’m able to classify these expositions starred by Argentinean artists as defining in the field, that’s because I don’t know if I have that authority, but I remember that I found these very moving: Victor Grippo exhibition presented at the MALBA, Pablo Suárez’s Retrospective developed in 2008 at the Recoleta Cultural Center and the exhibition that Diego Perrota presented there as well, in the Recoleta Cultural Center a couple of years ago.
I think I’m interested in several concepts developed by these artists, and they are part of my search. These are: alchemy (meaning the transmutation of the form in Victor Grippo), the humour, irony and body of Pablo Suarez, and the pre-Columbian image of Diego Perrota.