I was born in Bahía Blanca, in September 1971. In 1991 I moved to Buenos Aires with the idea of being a painter. I went in circles between architecture and fine arts until I started studying at the National School of Fine Arts "Prilidiano Pueyrredón", wich i finished in 1997. The school gave me the possibility to meet interesting people with similar initiatives and in the '90 decade we formed the "Ø group" (barred zero) and during some years we made exhibitions in different not conventional spaces of the circuit. By those years I went to the workshop of Adolfo Nigro, Juan Doffo and for various years I worked as Pablo Even´s assistant. I had the possibility to travel abroad and get to know museums and incredible works, that until then I only had seen in pictures. In 1997 I began working hard in my paintings, I changed from some sort of action painting, somewhat chaotic and disorderly, to a painting increasingly despoiled of elements, more minimalist, more ordinate. Over the years, I continue in the geometric abstraction tradition, by a road of synthesis.
Some of my several individual exhibitions are:
Device, Elsi Del Rio Gallery, Buenos Aires 2008.
Restless, Del Infinito Gallery, Buenos Aires 2007.
Threads, Del Infinito Gallery, Buenos Aires and Contemporary Art Museum, Bahía Blanca, 2003.
22 + 6 + 8, Recoleta Cultural Center, 2002.
Paintings, Contemporary Art Museum, Bahía Blanca, 1998.
Some collective exhibitions during the last years:
Orthodoxy / Heterodoxy, Le 19, Regional Center of Contemporary Art, Montebeliard, France.
National biennial of Art, Contemporary Art Museum, Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, 2007.
First national contest UADE Painting / Digital Art, Borges Arts Center, Buenos Aires, 2007.
ABSTRACT ART (TODAY) FRAGILITY + RESILIENCE, Cultural Center of Spain in Buenos Aires, 2005. ARCO, Del Infinito Gallery , 2005.
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 particular work? The latest series of watercolors.
Watercolor on paper, 48 x 120 cm. Sequence series, 2007.
Ten watercolors, the same one in different colors. Simple, strong. A synthesis that became over time, extremely working the obsession.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
In my work two constant are declared, obsession and repetition that occur in order, accumulation and association of basic elements (lines, points, flat, grids, plots, etc.) from which I assemble my paintings. Regular geometric compositions, scheduled in a way that, some times, are "more" or "less" complex, are all components of my painting. A way to read my work? Inside the complexity of some of them... The simplest one for the one that sees it. The one that he feels. The one that he likes.
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 recognize myself in geometric abstraction. Influenced by concrete art, Madi. Contemporaries referents: Siquier, Burgos, De volder, Kacero...
Artists that I love... Gego, Oiticica, Morandi, Tomasello, Blinky Palermo, Sol Lewit, Imi Knoebel, and many others...
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
Ballesteros, Burgos, Kacero 1996 in Ruth Benzacar Gallery. I loved it, it was an exhibition that marked my idea of being a painter. It gave me force, it gave me many desires to paint.
The Ramona magazine, it is an incredible work to me!!! It generated a new space that didn´t exist, interesting texts by artists, created a place for reflection, something that was needed. The exhibition of Max Gómez Canle in a small room in Recoleta Art Center in 2007. Impeccable, he used several disciplines in a single room, a single exhibition, a single artist! Pablo Siquier in Ruth Benzacar, 2003. The structures drawn in charcoal on the wall.
Monumental and austere at the same time. A swarm of lines overwhelmed and suffocated, while synthetic. Impeccable, audacious.