She was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina. She lives and works in Vicente López, Buenos Aires province. Since 1990 she participates in collective and individual exhibitions, art fairs and competitions in Argentina and abroad. She is a member of the Grup6 and of the group Instantes Gráficos. Her works can be found in museums, institutions and private collections. The techniques she uses are painting, engraving, photography and clothing. With the group Instantes Gráficos she has developed in the field of artist's books.
Her artistic activity is also developed in the field of the fashion design and accessories, using the silk screen printing and the engraving as resource.
She took part of the workshops of Lagussi (1984), Garaycochea (1985), Reisner (1990/1991), Medici (2000) and Zargón (1992/2002). She has carried out workshops of artistic training with Graciela Sacco, Nora Ancarola, Ricardo Torossián, J. C. Romero, Carla King, Horacio Zabala, Julio Sánchez, Rodrigo Alonso, and Fabiana Barreda.
She has studied in the Argentinian School of Photography.
Her academic studies are related to Psychology, having carried out a specialization in Neuropsychology and in Transpersonal Psychology, as well as studies related to Psychological Astrology. She takes topics and points of view from this background and then she applies it in her work.
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.
Claudia put her characters over abstract backgrounds made of visual weaves and textures. She uses monochromy in some cases, exploring all the possible ranges of a single color. In this way the icons get out of context and are inserted in an unreal atmosphere.
Lately, she has been working series in which abstraction is the main character, using a cryptic personal language.
In another series, called Love Letters [TN: Originally in English], she has combined her abstract symbolism with texts of old love letters found in a forgotten drawer, making a "historical ready made".
From my last series, Love Letters, I choose “Love Letters III”. It has 1 m x 1,50 m, and is carried out on plotted photographic paper with an image of a letter of real love digitized with Photoshop. On this surface I worked with collage, inks and acrylic. My abstract imagery responds to a personal code that I overturn in many of my abstract works.
The relationship of these works with the time is interesting, since the material is based on a “quasi archaeological discovery”. I found a package with 60 love letters written in English in a forgotten drawer and I reconstructed the story of an Argentinian young girl and a North American man without revealing their real identities.
These letters were written from 1949 to 1955. I feel that this work transmits the intensity of the passion and the sadness of the experience of the impossible. The use of the color and the graphics confer a contemporary air on the almost already forgotten font of the typewriter.
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?
The artistic movement that Claudia recognizes as her inspiration source and the one she quotes is Pop Art and, among its artists, Andy Warhol specially.