Morón, Argentina, 1969. Self-taught. Of Italian parents and of family living across the street, around the corner and two blocks away. Primary school at Ramos and Secondary school at El Palomar. The first disco I went to was Palladium, to where I took the Bus No. 88. for an hour and a half. (Name your top ten disco clubs starting now!)
Invitro, La Age, Área, Bunker, Cemento, El Dorado, Moroco, Cocoliche, Skylab, Pinar, Juan de los palotes, Crash, Le Theatre, Ny City, La Negra, Freedom, I’ve forgotten those at Belgrano! I’ve always taken pictures of what is around me, but I also enjoy getting to know places that are completely alien to me. What I like the most is getting out of the city with friends like la Kinety, that burns you out but later the head reborns!
Exhibitions: MALBA, Centro Cultural Rojas, BA Photo, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Dumbo Center, Kleurgamma.
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.
The picture with the boy at his home, on a carnival suit. Prey or hunter? More than anything, that is what it means to me. Getting into the world of he or she who’s being photographed and, for a while, see what happens, up to when, and how.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
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 feel I’m very classic, traditional I would say. Contemplator. I like the artist yet to be known, but I like German Scalona, Ariel Lavogue, Marula di Como, Paco Jamandreu, Nahuel Vecino, Guillermo Ueno, Zimmerman, Delgado.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Juan Calcarami, anywhere he would do something, because of the freedom, passion and love he trasmitted. Kelo Romero at MALBA, Poetry and Fashion: a great legacy to me. Cristian Delgado because of his shine and madness, maybe at the Banco Patricios. Marcia Schwartz for how she makes everyone look like her and because of her colours. De Loof at the Garage Argentino, street carnival!