Córdoba, Argentina. 1976. He lives and works in Villa Allende, Córdoba. He is a Bachelor in Painting for the Universidad nacional de Córdoba and advertising drawer, Escuela de Artes Aplicadas Lino Enea Spilimbergo. He teaches on a primary and medium level. In 2002 he obtained the fellowship given by the Fundación Antorchas. He is a member of the Grup00 group and takes part of the Braga Menéndez art gallery staff. In 2005 he was awarded with the 1st "Estímulo Jóvenes Creadores Provincia de Córdoba" Drawing prize.
Some individual exhibitions:
"Dibujos en la pared" (Drawings on the wall), Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2002 / Galería Espaciocentro, Córdoba, 2004 and 2005 / "Bórges Contemporáneo" (Contemporary Borges), CC Borges, Buenos Aires, 2006.
Among the collective exhibitions:
Galería Braga Menéndez, Buenos Aires, 2002 / "Arte de Córdoba" (Córdoba Art), Museo Emilio Caraffa, Córdoba, 2003 / "Rojo al cubo, Grup00" (Red cubed, Grup00), Feria de Galerías de Arte, Córdoba, 2003 / "B00M!, Grup00", CC España, Córdoba, 2004 / "Argentina pinta bien" (Argentina paints well), CC Recoleta, Buenos Aires, 2005 / "Sobre el amor en el árte contemporáneo" (On love in contemporary art), CC Borges, Buenos Aires, 2005 / "Incorporaciones recientes de Córdoba" (Cordoba's recent acquisitions); Macro, Rosario, 2005 / "Buenos Aires Art", Eyestorm Gallery, London, 2007 / "Jornadas sobre Libertad de Expresión" (Conference on Freedom of Speech), Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, 2007 / "Acuarelas" (Watercolors), Universidad Blas Pascal, Córdoba, 2007 / "Pizarras" (Blackboards), Galería Pasaje Pam, Rosario, 2007 / "Premio Pintura Banco Ciudad" (Banco ciudad Painting Award), CC Borges, Buenos Aires, 2007 / "Premio Fundación Andreani" (Fundación Andreani Award), Museo Municipal J. Castagnino, Rosario, 2007.
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.
My works cannot be descripted by choosing just one; the dialogue among all of them, as well as the working process, are very important. I generally work using small formats, on different materials (cards, cardboards, paper) and techniques such as watercolors, collage and drawing. Whenever I paint I connect myself with a symbolic universe where creative energy flows, it is a special and unique moment in which the body, mind, soul and universal soul converge, transforming matter in to something magic and mysterious.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
In order to read my works, all doors of perception must be open.
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?
Within my works I recognize a continuity with the pictorial tradition and a break that leads to experimentation. Artists that have influenced me the most: Picasso, Matisse, Chagall, the Italian Transvanguard, German Neoexpressionism and Neofiguration. I've studied the works of these artists mainly by means of reproductions, and rarely had access to the originals. I later on discovered traces of these artists in others, closer to mine: artists from Córdoba Grimberg, Baena, Crespo and Fraticelli. Curiously, they had also absorbed these tendencies using reproductions. I can say that I have references with references that were filtered through reproductions. Others that influence my work are artists from the Galería Braga Menéndez, Belleza y Felicidad, also Grup00 and Cielo Teórico (these last two from Córdoba). With them, there is a closer bond and relation.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I can only refer myself to Córdoba and I think on three exhibitions that took place by the end of 1990. Those of videoartists Bill Viola and Gary Hill, at the Museo Caraffa, and another one by Julio Le Parc, at a place that was intended to become a Museum but somehow never prospered. I'm sure that these three exhibitions have influenced a whole generation of artists from Córdoba that were eager to see quality exhibitions.
5. What tendencies or groupings from common elements do you see in argentine art of the last ten or fifteen years?
I sense the movement around the CC Rojas back in the 1990s as being very important. The contribution of spaces such as Belleza y Felicidad, Braga Menéndez, Sonoridad Amarilla and Appetite, that try to broaden the circuit of contemporary art by means of self-managed proposals that legitimize and stimulate the creativity of a generation of artists. These ideas are later on extended to the interior of the country, nourishing reciprocally. El Ingenio (Tucumán); Casa 13, Grup00 and Cielo Teórico (Córdoba), Vox (Bahía Blanca), La Guarda (Salta), El Levante (Rosario), to mention just a few.