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.
“Carapaces” (1997), is a work I’m particularly fond of: three large, concave surfaces, shown hanging from space, made of resin and fibers and transformed by light. They remind of the shape of a turtle.
Each one is different from the rest, but they where built with a common matrix: producing them implied a bit of predetermination and a bit of spontaneous generation. They speak of memory reservoirs, of organic shapes.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
Thinking about the world around us.
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 don’t think I’m part of a particular tradition, but I consider myself very close to many sculptures and to three-dimensional work in general. I’m very interested in Distéfano, Gómez, Pablo Suárez, and, internationally, in Louise Bourgeois, R. Deacon, T. Cragg, Bill Viola, Bruce Nauman, and Magdalena Abakanowicz, among others.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
N. Gómez: all of his work. Distéfano, his work “The mute” [El mudo], exhibited in the National Museam of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires, and many others. Also, exhibitions like Body and Matter [Cuerpo y Materia] at Osde Foundation.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
I notice a light/light trend I’m not really interested in; another trend, light on the surface, in formal terms, but with interesting conceptual elements; and also lots of looking of new things as regards combinations of styles, materials and disciplines, which is really stimulating. That aspect of Argentine art, an aspect I would define as “hybrid”, I do find extremely interesting.