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.
The work that represents me is the project of finding a different strategy to produce artworks and putting into play different mechanisms to show them, sell them and make them move in the art circuits. I also work among the supposed boundaries that divided the concepts of art and crafts. My production processes are linked to those used in the field of design, I also recover the importance of this métier. These processes result in various artistic products that are designed and made from a different concept and a new positioning of the artist in relation to the production of works today. Out of these artistic products I choose my printed socks and fabrics, because I feel that through them, I approach my production to more people who have and do not connection with art. They try to produce a more fluid and more active participation of the spectator in this exchange process, and because they make me rethink the positioning of the artist taking into account the relationship with oneself, with their production and the environment. The socks are stamped one by one (they are all different) with artisan screen printing techniques, designs are original, I choose them because I want to use a functional support to express my artistic ideas and because there is an intervention of a mass use product. I choose the handmade printed fabrics because they have a wide field of applications; if they are mounted on a frame they can be original paintings, and also can be used for decoration, design of garments, upholstery, settings, etc.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
My works are conceptual and object like and these two aspects are essential to read and understand my work. The conceptual aspect linked to the previous ideas, content, forms of production, the positioning, the ways to expose, etc. And object side pointed to the formal aspects of artistic products, and their distinctive features (accessible products, multiple-series unique products, handmade products, etc..) Is the union of these two aspects where I pretend my work to be understood, where I think it takes more strength and where my socks and patterned fabrics differ from design products and traditional art works.
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?
The value of these products is on its intrinsic qualities and its contents, these qualities are based on the fact that these products are generated, created from the concepts involved with the current art issues and from traversing the difficulties and conflicts involved at a creative process. This burden of content is distributed in each of these artistic products that by their multi-seriate nature carry a "dose" or "portion" of total burden of artwork. "These products that in some cases may be functional in nature differ from the design objects in the size of its contents, those are products which are not defined by their specific function, but by the processes by which they were created”. Marcelo de la Fuente. trans-shop art 2003.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I recognize myself in the place of a creative contemporary Argentine artist committed to the current artistic themes, working with the difficulties and conflicts involved of the creative process. I manage with my real potential of producing and making the most of own resources. I take into account the situation and the context in which I have to create, beyond the current crisis. This is a problem that has been going on for some time in countries like ours. My references are the artists and creative thinkers who are working in this direction; that are committed to their work and their ideas. I'm interested in artists who sustained and legitimized by the content and the seriousness of his own works and not only by the paternalism of the institutions and systems of legitimation. I feel affinity and influenced by Oriental artists, Art Nouveau artists, artists of geometric abstraction, concrete art, the artists from De Stijl, the Bauhaus artists, the Dada artists, the Pop Art . From my generation I choose: Marcelo Fabian, Silvina D'Lessandro, the actions and installations by Patricio Larrambebere, the culinary works of Gabriel Baggio, embroidery by Daniel Chiachio and Leo Giannone, and the painters Martin Di Paola, Eric Martinet and Paz Mari. From previous generations: Josef and Anni Albers, Sonia Delaunay. Tomas Maldonado, Jorge De La Vega, Delia Cancela and Pablo Mesejean. I acknowledge and thank my teachers Susan Hoffmann for helping me to think, to accompany the growth of my work, to risk for me and my work, and Rosines Monner Sans for opening the road when I was younger and for teaching me that it was worth being an artist.
Showings: Jorge De La Vega - at Ruth Benzacar, Alberto Greco - at the Museum of Fine Arts Art, Concrete - invention in the ICI Julio Le Parc - at the Museum of Fine Arts ABTE - at Mamba.