September 9, 1965. Bs As, Argentina.
He undertook the first years of the School of Fine Arts Prilidiano Pueyrredón, then left and devoted himself to painting at his studio since 1987, being part of several exhibitions and receiving various awards.
His training deepened through scholarships such as the Kuitca one in 1994 given by the foundation PROA and the workshop "Barracks" in 1995, awarded by the Antorchas Foundation and directed by Pablo Suarez and Luis Benedit.
Ha has participated in international fairs such as Arco (Madrid, Spain), Basel (Miami, USA), Pulse (New York, USA), MACO (Mexico City, Mexico), Aesthetica (Buenos Aires, Argentina), among others.
Some of his individual exhibitions were: in 1992 at the CC. Ricardo Rojas and Space Giesso. Between 1992 and 2000 he showed at alternative theaters and nightclubs such as Poodle, Ave Porco and Le Theater. In 2000, 2003 and 2008 at Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires with the showings "Makeup", "Cliche" and "God" respectively. In 2005 in the gallery Baro Cruz, Sao Paulo, Brazil with "Sola".
In 2007, at Scott Richards Contemporary Art, San Francisco, USA with the show "Girls".
Some group shows, include:
2006 "Bodies designed" CC. Recoleta, Bs As, Argentina.
2004 "Transverse” Baro Cruz Gallery, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2002 "Recent trends in the Mamba Collection" (Donations) Museo de Arte Moderno, Buenos Aires.
Some of the awards he has received include the First Prize OSDE acquisition in 2006, Visual Arts Award Ions "Diploma of Merit" 2002. Second prize acquisition, "Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires" Grant 2001 and a subsidy for creation from the National Endowment for the Arts in 2000.
His works are apart of the Collection Gustavo Bruzzone, Mauro Herlitzka Collection, Collection Jozami Hannibal, Colección Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Museum of Modern Art Collection, Collection Stephen Tedesco, Charles Martignette, Louis K Meisel, Torsten Prochnow, among others.
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.
Epoxy putty, OEO, synthetic enamel, beads
Size: 50 x 40 x 20 cm
It is one of the first pieces I made in this scale and with the intent to portray faithfully the '90s porn icon Jenna Jameson.
It is framed within a series of sculptural portraits of American and European porn actresses. The exhibition is called "makeup" in reference to the layers of real and virtual makeup in addition to its metaphorical meaning that real women actually turned to be these ideal products for consumption.
Such manipulation of the female image is the hub of all my work so far.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
Extensively carried away by the sensations that the work may cause, and trying not to fall into the obvious. While the construction of the work, a lot of data, information and certain forms of association are involved, it would be great if those elements were rediscovered by people at the time of the interpretation.
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?
Technically at this point I should be defined as a sculptor, it is the technique I use to produce my work, but I do not feel enrolled into that tradition. I come from painting, and I'm dabbling in photography.
On the other hand, I do not know why but my work is not clearly taken as sculpture. Sometimes I think they are understood more as a kind of objects rather than sculptures, which does not bother me at all.
One of my major references was Paul Suarez.
In the international arena I like artists like Helmut Newton, Tom Wesselmann, the Chapman brothers, Thomas Ruff, Murakami, Paul McCarthy, Matthew Barney, Cindy Sherman, etc.
Locals: Pablo Suarez, Sebastian Gordin, Fabio Kacero, Alberto Goldenstein, Nicola Costantino, Paul Siquier, RES, Esteban Pastorino, Liliana Maresca, etc..
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The retrospective of Pablo Suarez and Liliana Maresca are the freshest I have in my mind. It was exciting to see such good body of work in both of them in a well-deserved tribute.