I was born in the outskirts of the City of Buenos Aires, in January 1973. I’m the son of Italian and Russian immigrants. In 2000, I graduated from the Prilidiano Puerryedón Art School. I also studied contemporary art at the University of Barcelona, and took a few workshops with H. Zabala. I was part of the GAC Group (Group of Street Art) and of the Rabbit Squad [Comando Conejo]. I held some exhibitions, both in Argentina and overseas. My work speaks and happens just as life itself, between what’s public and what’s private. Currently, I live and work in Buenos Aires.
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.
One of my favorite works is “c”, part of the “I burn your little house” series. It’s a 120x40cm collage (or “French art” technique) made with embossed glossy paper. This work is one hundred per cent self-referential. About a year ago, while waiting for a bus, I found out in a shop window a hanging ornament with Disney characters, made through a technique called “French art” (a technique scorned by most artists). By that time, I was dealing with a very unpleasant, heavy subject: the house, the home as a declining institution; or rather: the standard family model as a project for failure. I needed to push a little bit that subject into more sordid, humorous levels. That’s why I took a few lessons of French art with a group of old ladies, in order to learn the technique. I then started to work with images of burned country style houses. First of all, in my PC, with special software, I design the buildings and the fire. Then, I print them in series of four, and cut them out with a cutter-pencil, and using tweezers I glue one on top of the other, in order to achieve relief.
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 am interested in artists such as Marcel Duchamp, Antonio Berni, Liliana Maresca, León Ferrari, Sophie Calle, Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman and Jean Cocteau, among others.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
León Ferrari’s banned exhibition at the Centro Cultural Recoleta was a really meaningful experience, because it made very clear some characteristics of the Argentines society, both positive and negative.