Son of an Italian from Lucca and an Argentinian from Curuzú, Corrientes. Born in Buenos Aires and with a double citizenship -Spanish-Argentine- since 1978. I’ve lived in Europe for many years, so many that I rather not count. A dozen of them I lived in Ibiza, the fantasy island. Some others found me slightly settled in Madrid, Paris, Montpellier, Andorra, Ginebra, Lausanne, Formentera, Venecia, New York and Barcelona, city where I’ve been based since 1990. I worked in Serigraphy on paper, cloth, wood, glass and synthetic materials. I’ve also designed interiors, clothing, posters and parties. I worked as illustrator for newspapers, magazines and books. I’ve been a jury for several national prizes in Spain and joined the “ad honores” Directive Commission of the Professional Illustrators Association and of the “Colegial de Escritores” of Cataluña (APIC, ACEC). In 1993 I was awarded for my first novel (“The men of her dreams”) with the La Sonrisa Vertical Prize from publishing house Tuquets. I have published short stories, poetry and notes about culture. I run a couple of graphic and literary blogs ((http://cachodepan.blogspot.com/).
I have not yet married my all times couple and my cat is named Federico. I wish to live for many years and to die in certain peace with myself.
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 am convinced that everything I do represents me. It would be impossible for me to choose one specific work that could condense everything that I was, am and will be all throughout my life. I do not believe in labels of any kinds. Instead I believe in the works that reflect emotions, feelings, ideas, images or anything else that makes me stop in front of it.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
My work is open and communicative. I would like it to be approached freely and spontaneously.
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 need to communicate. I am a drawer that writes and a writer that captures images. Like they did, in their own, Grass, Leonardo, Mapplethorpe, Lorca, Cocteau, Hirschfeld, Dalí, Picasso, Arroyo, Saint Exupéry, Steinberg, Matisse, Saint Laurent, Fortuny, Hockney, Warhol, Boltanski, Capote, Mondino, Jean Paul Goude, Salinger, Philip Burke, Nouvel, Velázquez, los Giacometti, Tápies, Schnabel, Barceló, Charles and Ray Eames, Robert Risko, Cowles and hundreds more. I keep on discovering worlds. I grew up admiring artist such a Jorge de la Vega, Spilimbergo, Berni, Whitman, Gene Nelly y Fred Astaire, Modigliani, Van Gogh, Gombrowicz, Kertész, Seurat, Calder, Divito, Oski, Monet, Gauguin, Alonso, Hitchcock, Carson McCullers, Catherine Anne Porter, Borges, Girondo, de Stael, Daniel Melgarejo, Cartier Bresson, Fujita, David Levine, the African, the Japanese and the Chiness art, Bob Fosses’ movies, Buñuel, Welles, Zulueta, Malle, Woody Allen, Coppola... I do realize that my list is endless and exhausting.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
It’s been thirty years living abroad and fifteen years since my last visit to Argentina. It would be almost unmoral to give names.