When I make a portrait I am after an image of authentic relevance, an image that goes beyond the physical resemblance, in line with with a more physiological approach to portraiture.
I find that I am interested in faces during moments of forgotten self, when the expression is unadulterated and untainted by self consciousness. I cherish those unmade images because they reveal the identity of the subject intimately, profoundly.
Unfinished and unpolished, my portraits aim to reflect the unadorned construct of the subject, revealed in an instant.
The painting becomes a vehicle that sustains an unadultered connection between defining thoughts and the outward expression. As such, the images tend to weave in and out of reality and into a void.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I was Born in Argentina in 1970 in the little town of Concepcion. We left Concepcion for Africa when I was 5 and after two years in Libya, one in Benghazi and one in Tripoli, we moved to Belgium where we lived in Brussels for 9 years. Later on we moved to Spain where we resided 3 years in Barcelona. After that we moved back to South America where I traveled to countries such as Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Colombia. After a few years stay in Buenos Aires, I moved to the Untied States in 2001 where I currently reside for the past 14 years.
I took up painting in Belgium at the Institut St Luc in Brussels. My plastic arts education carried on in Argentina where I assisted at the “Estimulo de Bellas Artes” in Buenos Aires. I worked as an artist during my stint in South America before comming to the United States where I initiated a photography studio as a commercial enterprise and to record images to later paint.