My Masterpiece delves into the delicate mindset of painter Renzo Nervi (Luis Brandoni) and the long-standing friendship between the eccentric and unpredictable artist and his art dealer friend Arturo Silva (Guillermo Francella). Renzo is such a pessimist that he is an optimist. Never one to conform to trends or monetary gains he is determined to live his life and paint the way he wants without any pressure from corporate interests.
Arturo on the other hand is caught in between as he has to keep the buyers, critics and corporate interests on side to be able to sell the artworks of Renzi whose heyday was in the 80s. Thirty years on his art work hasn’t changed nor his selfish attitude. Arturo has to balance delicately the fine line between his friendship and keeping his gallery a viable business.
Things go from bad to worse with Arturo always having to dig himself out of the mess Renzi has dug but it is entertaining enough to keep you interested. The film has plenty of light hearted and comedic moments where it takes you into the complex mind of Renzi and while he is obnoxious you can’t help but like him in the end.