*By Anita Catania
I was born in Buenos Aires and I spend my days there now. I grew up in a house with a backyard in the city in this super quiet neighborhood where you could play all day in the streets.
I don’t have a great art background or studies. I always had the need to draw. I also had interest for science so I started a career in chemistry with the idea to dedicate my full time to that. At some point I realized how powerful the expression and the creation were to me, how important was being able to express something subjectively, which in science is not quite recommended. So from that moment, everything changed. I started an art workshop and then I continued by myself. I thought: I study how to paint or I start painting.
Few years ago I decided to make a series of drawings based on cellular structures. The idea of a universe which can be seen in a micro-scale was essential for the first art pieces where the themes are genetics, nanotechnology and biotechnology.
I love music but it’s weird to me to think music as something I can work with in terms of creation. The opposite happens with drawing or plastic arts. If you tell me you don’t know how to draw, it’s hard to believe, but then I think it from the side of music and I can understand it better.