I was born in 1971 in La Plata. I studied a lot but remember very little, although the body is the only one that never forgets. I studied in Fine Arts of La Plata, Buenos Aires National School, then attended the Fine Arts School Prilidiano Pueyrredón and some years of Biology in Buenos Aires University. I also assisted regularly to the following artists' studios: Diana Dowek, Diana Aisenberg and Marina de Caro. I continued at the IUNA and more.. and more... and more.... I did several individual and collective exhibitions, I was awarded with mentions and awards, such as National Fund of Fine Arts, MALBA, Fotoespacio Retiro, Estudio Abierto, Recoleta Cultural Center, La Casona de los Olivera, Sonoridad Amarilla, Baltar Contemporáneo; un Venece and Milan, 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.
The artwork I choose is "Graciela", a painting of acrylic over fabric (of 1 m x 1 m). It belongs to the series "El Blanco Recorta", and it's one of the first that I made. It gets really close to what I've been looking for, to paint looks that look and not only see. The work is done from a photography that I took from Graciela, a cashier from the supermarket I usually used to go. I draw her in fabric from a small print of it. I dove in the original colours that are presented by home printers, the different shines in the flat skin give the idea of volume... but is flat. This "portrait" has the particularity of being developed by lines in small strokes, these lines as cuts and the white of the pincture it's a trim, a shot that moves forward or backward. I return to this artwork to continue my production.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
See with feeling and feel what you see...
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 think I don't recognize myself in any tradition, although I'm passionate about painting and it amuses me to live in a moment where absolutely everything is subject of art. Some of my contemporary referents are David Hockney, Sophie Calle, Nan Goldin, Marina Abramovick, Christian Boltanski, Greenaway, León Ferrari, Julieta Massina and Gea Casalaro.
From previous generations, my principal referents are the Venecian paintors, such as Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiépolo, Jan Vermeer, Turner, Hopper, Balthus, Bacon, Egon Schiele, Munch, Bonnard, Kokoschka, Eisenstein, the Bosco and Paul Gauguin.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
The last exhibition of Daniel García: "Tanto tiempo sin verte" , held in Zavaleta Lab, Buenos Aires. From the "Diccionario de certezas e intuiciones" from Diana Aisenberg I'm interested in the fascinating process of creating a web of understandings and ideas, and what's left for us to respond or not to this request, to me the question is what's important. Siquier in Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Buenos Aires; Carlos Rottgardt with his “Collages Mécaniques” in La Oficina Proyectista and the performance “Givreana” from Analía Baños.