Born in Buenos Aires (1967), he began his art studies at an early age with Kenneth Kemble, who provided him with a solid visual and pictorial education. He then continued studying in the Escuela de Bellas Artes Prilidiano Pueyrredón with professors Luis Felipe Noé and Silvia Rivas. He lived in New York and currently resides in London, where, at Goldsmith’s College, completed his MA. Since then, he dedicates himself to doing street art, and founded –next to his colleague and friend Julian Sharples, a group devoted to doing public art, sometimes interactive, sometimes not. ‘Artmongers’ vision is to come up with a street art circuit in South East London.
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.
Fabric of Society (Social Weave) is an interactive work that took a year to be finished, back in September 2007. The starting point for this work was to ask people in the neighbourhood where it was to be located to show us their favourite fabric (that one one cannot discard for personal feelings) and to tell us what the story was behind such an attachment to it. 120 people from a wide variety of nationalities and of different ages took part in this. We took photographs of the folded fabrics as if they were drapes and then digitally reassembled them in order to make them look as it if were vinyl. The final result consists of a digital mural where the space was ceded so that people could tell us a story.
My vision of art is descripted in this man-if-est-O
Art should be in the streets for the amazement of passer-byers, more than inside museums or galleries.
Art should be a part of each person's journey to work.
Art should make us laugh and catch the attention of the distracted eye.
Art should show something that everyone can understand.
Art should make us think without any effort.
Art should question its own nature.
Art should not be instantly regarded as such.
Art should never make us forget what we want and astonish us.
Art should never be bored or cryptic.
Art should not make people feel they ought to know something they don't know in order to be understood.
Art should provide viwers with new connections and thinking routes.
Art should not underestimate anyone.
Art should not be anyone's vanity.
Art should be there, showing that life is extremely interesting.
Art should be committed to ideological, political and social causes.
Art should be involved in valid causes and be a transformation agent.
Art should always be brave and occasionally subtle.
Art should always be better that the artist who did it.
Art should always be better than any artist's manifesto.
2. In general terms, how would you suggest to approach your work?
I'm interested in that type of art that produces positive changes in society, rather than that one that stays in the mental shade of a creative person. Art should leave behind the cynicism of the art market and the work of art as a mere good or vanity. Instead, I want art to try to get closer to he who is not expecting it, to surprise him by adding imagination and color to the everyday, mundane existence.
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 belong to the the artistic tradition of Situationism, urban interventionism and action art, with a social approach. Artists that interested me art English artists Bob and Roberta Smith, Steven Pippin and Uruguayan artist Ana Laura Torres.
4. Choose works or exhibitions from the last ten or fifteen years which in your opinion were very significant and explain why
I haven't been living in Argentina for a long time, so I would have to refer myself to 'aeiou', curated by Julio Sánchez in the Centro Cultural Recoleta, back in 1997. At that time, many young artist erupted at the surface and there was an atmosphere of camaraderie that I haven't experienced since. There were many new ideas and a nice enthusiasm.