I was born in 1979, according to my Identification Card, in a very small town in Santiago del Estero, called Taco Atún. I lived and studied in Tucumán, where I attended the Faculty of Arts of the UNT. There, I attender the workshop C, and the work clinics that were organized by the Fundación Antorchas with Gumier Maier, Claudia Fontes —back in 2000— and Pablo Siquier in 2001. In 2003 I moved to Buenos Aires, where I did a art clinic with Tulio de Sagastizábal. I’d like to mention two exhibitions that moved me the most: one from 2000, in Tucumán, called “Arte a Domicilio”, a project that took place at an abandoned house that I occupied for the exhibition. The other one was “Violencia Natural”, at Juana de Arco, that was my first individual exhibition in Buenos Aires.
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.
It’s difficult for me to choose a specific work that represents me, for I think that all my works are part of a bigger, sole work that becomes apparent through my paintings, drawings or murals. Maybe because of this, I’d point out the murals, since I like the idea of having a wall to paint on, take over the place and discuss with it. Play with the brightness of the painting and the irregularities of the wall. Try to generate a small jungle, with lianas of different tones from a same colour, or two colours.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
From inside, very close. Reasoning, but also feeling. Sailing.
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 think that is difficult today to state that one responds to a specific artistic tradition. I tend to think that one is a mixture of influences and stimulations; from movies, photographies, toys, people and places. Since always I’ve been moved myself by Andy Warhol’s attitude towars art, and pop art in general. I’m interested in works that disturb the viewer; artist that create images that leaves us disoriented, not knowing where to go, such as Mathew Barney, Martin Kippemberguer or Paul McCarthy. I love Jean-Michel Basquiat’s works. Argentines: Sandro Pereira, Jorge Macci, Gumier Maier, Cristina Schiavi. Also Beatriz Milhaces, Francis Alÿs, Liu Ye, Takashi Murakami, Hiroto Murakami, Marcel Dzama and many others.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
“El Tao del Arte” (The Tao of art), for what it meant to our present artistic scene, though anyway I only lived it through stories, because back then I was living in Tucumán.