After being involved in the design field for many years, my interest went beyond that into fine arts focusing on oil an acrylic painting. After working as a freelance architect and as a teaching assistant at University of Buenos Aires, School of Architecture, in Argentina in the early nineties I moved with my family to the United States.
My interest in painting grew stronger over the years pursuing it full time. I became focused on narrative portraiture developing a style that defines me. I am compelled to tell stories. Drawing from relationships and daily interactions with people I delve into the complexity of the human psyche. I am attracted to the exploration of opposites: reality and fiction; soft and hard; seen and unseen. The different characters in my paintings are part of a new organism, a system where each one is co-dependent and isolated at the same time. They are human, pondering between awareness and ignorance. Oil and acrylic are my mediums. I use color to push and intensify emotions, depicting playfulness while masking the complexity of the human mind.
My goal is to create a time and space to encourage a dialogue between the viewer and my work. I look for this interaction, to be able to trigger a feeling, a thought or a wonder.
Consulate of Argentina, New York, NY
Embassy of Argentina, Washington, DC
Southern Nevada Museum of Fine Arts, Las Vegas, NE
Aljira, Center for Contemporary Arts, Newark, NJ
Reston Art Gallery, Reston, VA
La Luna Gallery, Washington, DC
Ben Shahn Galleries, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ
ArtSpace Gallery, Herndon, VA
Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton VA
The Von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
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