Born in Buenos Aires in May, 1970. Graduated from the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts (1999). Professor of Drawing Craft and Techniques at IUNA.
2008 - “Rostros”, Gustavo Lowry + Alejandro Thornton, Ángel Guido Art Project; “Forever”, dibujo, Paula Pellejero + Alejandro Thornton, Elsi del Rio. 2007 – “Hi”, Matthei Gallery, Santiago, Chile; “Kylie”, drawing, Crimson contemporary art. 2006 - “I will not be your mirror”, Pabellón 4 contemporary art. 2004 – “Welcome to me”, Pabellón 4. 1999 - “a=b” Digital Art, Buenos Aires Design, Recoleta. 1997 - “Viaje de ida y vuelta”, paintings shown at the Argentinian Writers’ Association. 1995 – Bollini Foundation.
Participation in collective shows and halls.
2007- National Painting Award, Banco Central, C.C. Borges; Merril Lynch Arte Américas 2007, The latin American Art Fair, Miami, USA; 2do. National Award UADE, Buenos Aires Metropolitan Museum; Bahía Blanca National Biennial, Bahía Blanca Museum of Contemporary Art. 2006 - UADE National Painting Award + Digital Art, C.C. Borges; PLatt National Award to Visual Arts, Isidro Miranda Gallery; Cubo Project, Pabellón 4 Contemporary Art; 9no. International Sessions of Visual, Acoustic and Experimental Poetry, C.C. Recoleta. 2005- 1er. National Painting Hall, L´Oreal Grant, Patagonia Foundation, Art and Challenge; Visual Arts National Hall 2005, Palais de Glace; XLIX Manuel Belgrano Municipal Hall, Sívori Museum, 1st International Turkishe Art Biennial, Ankara, Turkey; (S:L:K) Scents:Locks:Kisses, Z33 Art Center, Hasselt, Bélgica. 2004 - 3er. Certamen Iberoamericano de Pintura, Fundación Aerolíneas Argentinas, C.C. Borges; Rioplatense Award for Visual Arts, OSDE Foundation, Palais de Glace; 2004 Hebraica Stimulus Award for Young Painters, Palais de Glace. 2003 - VI MNBA/University of Palermo Awards, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts); AAGA Award (Asociación Argentina de Galerías de Arte / Argentine Association of Art Galleries) to Visual Arts, C.C. Borges; 2do. Iberoamerican Painting Contest, Aerolíneas Argentinas Foundation, MNBA; 6to. International Sessions of Visual, Acoustic and Experimental Poetry, CC Recoleta; Drawing War, performance, El Borde contemporary art. 2002 McDonalds-Palais de Glace Awards for Young Painters, Palais de Glace. 1999 – Stimulus Awards of the National Academy of Fine Arts, Sívori Museum; Freedom of Teaching in the Arts. 1998 - Prilidiano Pueyrredón 98’ Award, C.C. Borges; II Klemm Foundation Award for Painting, Federico Klemm Foundation.
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.
Choosing “one” work that represents me is quite complicated, since I work on multiple and very different lines. But “Otium” is one of the works I am rather interested “today”. It is a part of the series on which I have been working since 2004; in this series of works I investigate the processes of the construction of the contemporary subject on the basis of the notions of appearance, simulation, repetition. It is a 150x150cm acrylic and charcoal on canvas with which I became much more interested in color, as if I were rediscovering variations of tone/temperature/saturation and attempting uncomfortable combinations which in principle I would not use. On the other hand, the repetition of color circles that form the different depths of the work, which were originally more linear, are now forming schematics or blueprints.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I prefer not to suggest/guide/lead/read the work for the spectator.
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 am interested in / attracted to / challenged by : Miguel Melcon, Juan Astica, Stupía, Jorge Macchi, Liliana Porter, Kuitca, Cambre, Mauro Machado, Paternosto, Magariños, Federico Peralta Ramos, Edgardo Antonio Vigo, León Ferrari, Alberto Greco. Del exterior Mondrian, Malevich, Yves Klein, Joan Brossa, Bruce Nauman, Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Cy Twombly, Rothko, Ry Jonson, Warhol, Basquiat, Yositomo Nara, Jeff Koons, Julian Opie, Julie Mehretu, Gabriel Orozco and more.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Stupía in Jorge Mara. The shows of Macchi and Porter in Ruth Benzacar, Kuitca in Malba, one by Remo Bianchedi at the Klemm Foundation some 10 years ago in which for the first time I asked for the price of a work. Miguel Melcon at Banco Patricios Foundation, Le Parc in MNBA……….
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
One should ask someone knowledgeable or some critic about the last 10 to 15 years. what I see today is a tendency towards a pop silliness without content and an overrating/confusion of the “sketch/process” as a work. I see many shows with work that is very close to the sketch still at an experimental and searching stage that might result attractive to the unwitting, but that I personally find uncertain/vacant. It seems to me, however, that this is not very much different from what happens in other environments.