Born in La Plata, 1975, I attempted the children’s workshop of Ahidée Arturi. I continued to like painting since then so once finished the secondary school I quickly, although not convinced, decided to study at the Fine Arts Faculty of La Plata. I graduated as soon as I could and after some years, fortunately, and through my participation in some workshops and exhibitions in Buenos Aires, I got to know some of the artists that I mention below. Nowadays, and after studying with another great master like Tulio de Sagastizábal, I take part of Diana Aisenberg’s workshop.
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.
Plants, Acrylic on canvas, 2005. It measures 1mt X 1,20mts. I used to watch a lot of cinema at that time and took pictures from several films to compose my paintings. This specific painting came out of a black and white Nicolle Kidman’s picture published at Radar magazine. The picture was from the actress and not from one of her characters. I was quite a fan of her by then, she had surprised me in the movie “The others”. I took the photograph as start for the portrait, but dressed her in the costumes worn in the movie and placed her in my new house, close to my first plants.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I suggest giving them a little time, to look at them more than once and not to pretend the pictures to be self-sufficient, instead, to watch them as bits of speeches that are made by me and also through the work of others.
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 can think of references such as David Hockney, Marcia Schvartz, Marcos López, Liliana Porter, David Lynch, Stanley kubrick. Previous generations: Matisse, Van Gogh, Munch, Duchamp, various painters from the Italian Quattrocento. I also feel very interested towards the works of contemporary artists such as Max Gómez Canle, Martín Legón, Federico Lanzi, Diego Haboba, Octavio Garabello, Adrián Villar Rojas, Adriana Minoliti and Nicanor Araoz.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Kuitka at the MALBA, Liliana Porter and Leon Ferrari at the Recoleta Cultural Centre. The two first because they were retrospectives that allowed me to get to know more widely the work of two Argentinean artists that do not always exhibit in our country. Leon Ferraris’ draws our attention to some regrettable attitudes still existing in Argentina.