CF: Tell us about your background as an artist. When did you realize you wanted to be one and what steps did you take to move in that direction?
I have always been curious and always will be, but I guess after leaving high school and not finding much to do, drawing became a big part of my daily life and that impulse started spreading into other disciplines quickly. As I started to become a fixture at local hardcore punk shows, I began to digest loads of useful information that I could use to beat daily boredom. It still works to this day.
As I’m writing this at 5:37 AM, I’ve just woken up from a horrible nightmare where I was unable to escape from a creature resembling a rat-man that was jumping on top of me; I woke up screaming and agitated. Unable to calm down and go back to sleep, I started drawing. Even though I was unable to come up with the human rat, I was still able to calm down. Though I still have to find a way to draw this thing.
CF: How would you define your style? Are there any artists out there that have, currently or in the past, influenced your work?
I’d say my work is a sort of “absurd minimalism”, animal-like perhaps. I’d never given it much thought in the past. Some early inspirations were old flyers, fanzines, and wildlife encyclopedias that I found at home. Eduardo Recife became another inspiration further down the line.
“Buenos Aires is a comfortable place to witness all kinds of mutations, while you think about how to escape from it all in a not so distant future”
CF: Tell us about what’s brewing in your local arts scene. Are there opportunities available for emerging artists to show their work?
There’s a few places here and there. I’m part of a small circle of active artists and we’ve created a movement that is constantly chasing its own tail, but I think there’s a fertile complicity behind it all where each individual can create concrete opportunities depending on his or her interests.
I would recommend checking out Espacio Mi Casa, Libreria Cobra in Villa Crespo, and Espacio Circulo Felino.
CF: If you could choose a soundtrack for your work, what would you choose?
A piercing bass line on the left, a tropical drum on the right, and anything that can melt on the middle channel. I’m actually working on a music project which you can follow here.
“early inspirations came from old flyers, fanzines, and wildlife encyclopedias that I found at home”
CF: What is your favorite thing about living in Buenos Aires?
It’s a comfortable place to witness all kinds of mutations, while you think about how to escape from it all in a not so distant future.
CF: Are you currently working on any new projects?
A few months ago Wilde Horses fanzines finished editing a book with a few of my collages and illustrations. We’re currently working on getting it published.