I was born in Santa Fe, June 1st, 1972. In the year 1991 I started my visual art’s studies. From 1995 onwards, I joined other artists such as Marcelo Froia, Rosana Storti, Roberto Strada, Sandra Cugini and Daniel Galettiand I took part of Entartete Kunst. Out of complete ignorance we used to wonder about the role of art, and our own role. We produced in relation to our context and created interaction with other groups out of the art field. It was, and it still is of great importance to what I am now-a-days, what I produce, and from where I do so. I believe it’s because of this, that almost every exhibition I participated in on those, and following days, are collective.
After an irregular production, from 2004 on, I felt the need to brothen my knowledge and formation and that is when the art clinics started, basically as a scholarship from the Antorchas Foundation at the production and art analysis meetings in Paraná, Entre Rios. From 2005 on, the El Levante workshop in Rosario, Santa Fe. These helped me get nearer other cities productions. In 2005 I participated with El Levante and Germina Campos in Perisférica in Buenos Aires. In 2006 I was a resident at El Basilico, residencies program for visual artists from Argentina and abroad 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.
I considerate representative of my production the following selection: “Myths and not that much”, “No Title for playful” and “No title for sensitive girls”. In these works I choose popular figures from diverse environment and I connect them inventing stories, but I don’t tell them, I suggest. Wonder Woman turns into one of her characters and I get to go back to my childhood, and think what would have happened if one day, turning round and round, as many times, my transformation into a superhero would come true. As from the given powers, I revise which was, and which could have been my behavior in certain daily situations, showing different aspects of my character and telling little stories that inter-connect between each other, creating a major narration that is in constant re-formulation. To get to this mutability I work with little pen drawings which remind of comics. These I set on magnets and aluminum plates covered with vinyl. These drawings become the bases from which I get into other formats, multiplying them as stickers that I combine generating new situations, adding little toys and making playful sets, or maybe even taking them to bigger formats such as advertising posters.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
In general, when I show my work, and I tell their relations, people take it in a very humorous way, and I like that, because no matter the detail, or even if it is a self-referred situation, they are experiences that can translate everyone to its own childhood and generate some kind of complicity. And further from my narration I like them being approached with humor and some skepticism.
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?
In the art field I’m interested in the Works by Marcos López, Omar Schirilo, Guillermo Gómez Peña, Mariko Mori, Chio Ahoshima, Tokidoki…But I believe that in my work, though I don’t reject some influence form certain traditions, sources are not exactly in the art area, but in relation to the mass media images that become part of my iconic universe, attitude in which certain traditions can also be recognized. Comics, cinema, sitcoms, animations, stickers, my aunts’ house’s decoration are my referents: Connan, Barbarella, comic by Fernando de Felipe; Almodóvar’s movies, Ripstein, Álex de la Iglesia, Tim Burton, old and new horror movies, like the ones by Hideo Nakata; Wonder Woman, off course, Bionic Woman, Star wars; Sailor Moon, Heidi; little surprises, souvenirs, and so much more… And my more important referents are my friends, the artists who surround me who with which I’m in constant ideas exchange.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
It’s hard for me to answer this question, I believe I lack the necessary elements, since I don’t really get, in a direct mean, to most of the exhibitions that could be considerate meaningful in a wide level. More than significance in exhibitions or even in artists, I can talk about significance in pieces of art in a very personal level, and, even then, It doesn’t mean I have direct contact with the piece. Many works call my attention from their image, and sometimes even without an image, but with the narration that leads me to searching it.