Mini Bio

   Kinetic artist with an unprecedented mastery of the moiré effect technique, he came to evolve the works of the great masters of this current. Parratoro held shows in Buenos Aires, Miami, Berlin, Santiago de Chile, New York and Mexico City; he published an interactive book with his works called “Pop on Op” distributed in 40 countries; he designed the “Kinetic Watch” handmade clocks in Kyoto, Japan; made a mapping with his technique on the obelisk, intervened in Lollapalooza Argentina 2022. Parratoro intervened in the LANDMARK Store Facade in the largest venue of the Shopping Unicenter, made the first NFT of the Renault brand, presented his work "aiControl" at the Festival Emerging City of the City of Buenos Aires and carried out "The World's Largest NFT" geolocated with UXart, the first NFT platform to participate in the Venice Biennale.

Solo Shows
  • “El Tercer Pasajero”, ESEADE, 2022

  • DAM, Centro Cultural Plaza Castelli. 2022

  • Tres Punto Cero, Cott Gallery, Buenos Aires, 2022

  • LOLLAPALOOZA Argentina 2022. Intervención

  • Fachada Tiendas LANDMARK, Buenos Aires, 2022

  • Renault NFTs, Usina del Arte, Buenos Aires, 2022

  • “Somos Love” Videoclip de Vicky Maurette, Buenos Aires, 2020

  • Live Performance, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Boca, 2019

  • Imaginable, Posible, Öss Café Buenos Aires, 2019

  • 1 es a 1, Ciudad de Los Andes, Chile, 2019

  • RAFAEL PARRATORO, HOTEL MARRIOT W, Ciudad de México, 2019

  • ARTE EN MOVIMIENTO. Galería Adriana Budich, Buenos Aires, 2018

  • 1ESA1 Biblioteca VIVA. Santiago de Chile. Curaduría Macarena Cacciuttolo.

  • Mapping del Obelisco, Ciudad de Buenos Aires (30 Años del Hospital Garrahan)

  • 1ESA1 (Solo Exhibition) Espacio O. Santiago de Chile. Curaduría Macarena Cacciuttolo 2017.

  • ARCOBALENO (Apertura Atelier) Atelier ParraToro. Curadurí­a (Tiburón Negro) 2016.

  • LA EVOLUCIÓN DE LA FORMA (Solo Exhibition). Centro Cultural Borges - Fundación Tres Pinos. Curaduría: Massimo Scaringella. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2016.

  • MOIRÉPH (Solo Exhibition). Centro Cultural Borges - Fundación Tres Pinos. Curaduría Massimo Scaringella. Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2015.

Group Shows
  • LABITCONF, Buenos Aires, 2022

  • Festival Ciudad Emergente, Buenos Aires, 2022

  • Bitcoin Fair, Carnaval Art, Miami USA, 2022

  • World Padel Tour, Buenos Aires, 2021

  • “Sonata de Cruces Posibles”, FOLA, Buenos Aires, 2021

  • NFT Art Week,Beijing, China, 2021

  • Diderot American Express Performance, Buenos Aires, 2020

  • Diderot Digital Exhibition, Metaverso, 2020

  • Digital Pandemic Collabs con R.R.A.A.- y Tano Verón, 2020

  • III Acto Cultural Festival Migrante, Buenos Aires, 2019

  • OPENING, Wosco Art Gallery, 2019

  • Feria MAPA Espacio O, Buenos Aires, 2019

  • LA RUTA DEL COLOR Aura Galerías, Ciudad de México 2018

  • PLANCK FESTIVAL Digital Art Festival. Buenos Aires, Argentina 2016

  • NEI LUOGHI DELLA BELLEZZA Cittá di Noto, Santa Caterina. Italy, 2016

  • NI UNA MENOS . Articiclo. Buenos Aires, Argentina 2016

  • IL PRIMATO DELLO SGUARDO Comune di Messina. Italy, 2016

  • UPFRONT. Miami, FL. 2016

  • PREMIUM (Art Basel Miami Season 2015). Miami, FL. 2015-2016

  • MEMORY Schwerdter Strasse, Berlín, Germany. 2015

  • THE SOFTLINE. Miami, FL. 2015

  • (RE)VISION) 1199 First Avenue, New York, USA. 2014

  • THINGS OF BEAUTY. Miami, FL. 2014

  • MIAMI-MIAMI. Miami, FL. 2014


  • CONCEPTS (Art Basel Season 2014). Miami, FL. 2014

  • FONZO. Miami, FL. 2014

  • PICTOPLASMA (PORTRAITS & SELFIES), Museo MARCO de Monterrey, Mexico. 2014

  • PICTOPLASMA ACADEMY GROUP SHOW Urban Spree, Berlín, Germany. 2014

Artist Statement

   “I do a lot of research, and then I just let it all go through my pieces… that’s how I make sure they keep surprising the public and myself. I just let them live by themselves, they develop their own perpetual energy and I surrender them to eternity.

My art is dynamic, it is movement, it is illusion and interaction, it wouldn’t exist without the presence of the observer.  It is organic only when someone is looking at it, by itself it is cold and geometrical, because it is honest to it’s digital origin, but it becomes alive and vibratory only at the presence of human eyes and light, they are the true creators of my pieces. My work is based on moiré and chromatic induction.

   Moiré has been developed and used by the greatest masters of kinetic and optical art, my starting point were those studies and I continued my research until I managed to control those vibrations with help from calculus and programing. That is how I produce shapes that aren’t really there, they appear to be there only because of the superposition of real vertical lines, and multiple inexistent elements are created from there, exploring without boundaries the creation of illusions with shapes and colors, that is what makes my pieces unique and interactive.

   I began creating neo-kinetic art when my father passed away.  I just wanted to know, where had he gone?. My art is the answer to that question, they are creatures that only live inside other people, they have everlasting energy and they don’t need batteries or electricity to vibrate, you only need to walk in front and around this pieces made of plexiglass, vinyl and digital printing to realize that they are there, eternally alive.”

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