Gustavo Daniel Kortsarz
1955 | Buenos Aires · Argentina
I was born in '55 in Buenos Aires, with the self-proclaimed "liberating revolution". I spent my childhood and adolescence between one coup d’état and the next; in '73 I entered the medical school. In '74, foretelling a new dictatorship, fascism takes the power and breaks in the University: intervention and closedown. Forced holidays for an indeterminate time. I took the opportunity to carry out a painting course at a school in my neighbourhood. Three months later the University reopened; I resumed my medical studies while continuing studying fine arts. In '76 there was a new coup d’état. That March 24th, I was undergoing the entry exam for the Fine Arts Academy. In the mornings, I did my practices as a doctor at the Fiorito Hospital, and by night, I took courses at the Pueyrredón. The medical studies eventually lost their charm for me and in the spring of ’76 I devoted myself entirely to the fine arts. Painting, lithography, stage design, video… In ’87, after various attempts, I was awarded a scholarship from the French Embassy; I wanted to see the originals of all those works (Bonnard in particular) that I only knew from reproductions of doubtful quality.