My beginnings in art are related to my childhood, when I kept my grandfather (also an artist) company when went to work in his workshop. I would draw and make a mess much similar to those I make now, sitting on a bench while he carved the parfumed wood of the palosanto. This workshop is located in a country house at Colastiné, a small community near Santa Fe.
Today, after my college years, I work in that same country house: recovering the imaginary that was granted to me by the landscape of the Litoral during the early years of my life. By family tradition and personal preference, I work surrounded by farm animals and exotic birds with a dense vegetation where everything seems to explode and deflate out of humidity and heat.
All of this, together with the sensitivity generated by nature and the daily emotional load of the spaces and confort items (living rooms, dinner services, facades, vases) influence the development of my work, my constant search for the depiction of plenitude and tranquility of the essence of these spaces, which are more ornamental than utilitarian, more frivolous than profound, but which remain modestly meaningful.
- I was born in Santa Fe on November 18th, 1980.
- Bachelor in Fine Arts (Theory and Criticism) UNR in 2006.
- I was an awardee of the stimulus award - Salón de pintura PROA - San Nicolás de los Arroyos-Buenos Aires- Argentina in 2006.
- During 2006/07 I directed “Marasca Trip Galery” together with Carlos Herrera in the city of Rosario.
- In 2007 I showed “Fresco y dulce” (“Fresh and Sweet”) at the Centro Cultural J. L. Borges.
- In 2007, obtained a grant from the Fundación del Nuevo Banco de Santa Fe for research, experimentation and production of work.
- In Arte BA 2008 I was awarded the “En obra” (“At Work”) award in Barrio Joven Chandon, bestowed by the Foundation of the fair.
- In 2008, I was selected by the province of Sante Fe for the “Laguna de Melincué” Residences program of the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Rosario (Macro).
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 choose “Cock Blossoms”. It is a work that speaks of my humor. A single act joke, a gag, the moment of the immortalized prank: a tree grows a fluorescent, funny and oversized “cock”. The senitivity of Kitsch blows up out of sheer irreverence. The fullness and turgency with which obscenity and baroque are kept at their exact measure turn the tree into an embalmed fairy, peering at our lives from the dining room.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
My work is apt for all audiences, because every age can find its own wat to play, laugh and cry for and with the characters agitated amongst a pyrotectnics of vegetation. One must play a Ray Connif records that makes everyday life anachronic, give oneself to all that is fattening, forbidden or a sin, but that we like. Then the house becomes filled by pictouresque places, blossoming pear trees and the neighbor that is having a depilation on the window accross the street becomes a spectacle.
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?
Things that stimulate and interest me: ancient Chines painting, drawings on dish towels the work of Florian Paucke, the paintings of the Aduanero, the moldings in toilets, the works of Bosche, conversations with my friend Carlos Herrera, the works of Picasso, orchids, good sex, sleeping a siesta with birds whistling, opera, elevator music, Callas, Carmen Miranda, , Jeff Koons, Lachapelle, Edward Hopper, Matthew Barney, Dalí, the post impressionists, the expressionists, post expressionists, sensitive abstraction, the architecture of tropical cities, doodles’ design and current day animation, Max Cachimba, Basquiatt, Pierre et Gilles, the music of Juan Garcia Esquivel, Woody Allen…
My work is developed on the basis of experimentation and through different procedures that interact with these kind of influences.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
1 – I choose the work of ceramist Juan Vergel. It is mysterious, personal and dark as his life.
2 - Marasca Trip Gallery with its artists, in public reservoirs at the Pasaje Pam in Rosario, during 2006 and 2007.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
Copy and originality. Let him wear them who can fill the shoes.