Bio

Pablo is on a quest about the great mysteries of the cosmos and of life. His ultimate search is how to convey the great astonishment for the complexity of the world through graphic art, music, and poetry.



Pablo was born in Mendoza, Argentina in 1980. In his childhood, he started to show ability in arts and math. He won several awards for writing computer programs in elementary school. As a teen, he started exploring with music and drawing.

He cares about human rights, arts, and culture, animal welfare, the environment, and education. He is interested in shamanism, entheogen plants, astronomy, physics, philosophy, music, and poetry.

In 1993 he designs, program, and administrate an electronic bulletin board system "BBS" precursor to the Internet.

In 1997 he designs several web pages of different genres (companies, educational organizations, musical groups, sports teams, etc.)

In 1998 he was democratically elected Secretary of Press of the Center of Students of the School of Commerce "Martín Zapata". Designs and build 6 numbers of the school magazine.

In 2002, together with his brother Nicolas Budassi, Francisco Vanini, Gonzalo Arriagada, and Matias Trillini he formed the musical and audiovisual project "Nueve Millas" in which he participated as a musician (keyboardist) and produced 3 albums and 23 videos for live screening. The videos are of diverse techniques like animation with drawings by hand, stop-motion, 3D Studio, Flash, visual generators, own filming, and compilation of stock videos. With this band, he travels to several 5 Argentine provinces, Chile and Bolivia.

Designs and builds a stage trailer with sound and recessed lights. The trailer carries instruments, scenery, costumes, sound, lights, and audiovisual projection equipment. Can be adapted to various positions according to need. In its maximum deployment, it provides 45 square meters of stage, enough capacity for the 10 musicians, and an occasional invited one.

In 2003 he creates an independent company of sound, music, and illumination services for events with the name of "Tempo Productions", with about 300 hirings.

In 2004 he creates together with César Rubén Lara the recording and music production studio "Irie-Ites Records" where they produced and recorded 24 albums and demos of different musical groups.

In 2005 he is involved in various design works and presentations in 3d for the factory of furniture Rolando Espina.

This year he starts to participate as a musician in the "Zona Ganjah" project. With this project, he made numerous presentations in Buenos Aires, several Argentine provinces, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, México, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Costa Rica.

In 2006 he received the title of Architect at the University of Mendoza with his thesis "Rethinking educational space" involving the preliminary project of 5 environmentally friendly and human-friendly schools located in 5 Argentine provinces.

In 2007 he began to study "Licentiate in Musical Composition" at the School of Music of the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National University of Cuyo.

In 2012 he starts editing, translating, and writing articles and illustrations for Wikipedia.org. One of his illustrations went viral and became globally famous. It is called "Observable Universe Logarithmic Illustration"

In 2013 he creates the music group Awe Plant in which he is responsible for the composition of lyrics and music, executed by custom design instruments like the "Spheres-drums" and the "Double-milkeys"

In 2014 he writes the script and draws a storyboard for an animated musical film that reflects the human place in the universe. It's a series of 3 chapters and 15 songs called "One Drop" with lyrics that invite reflection about our role and goals as human beings in this time and in this place.

In 2015, he works together with the editors of the German World Atlas Der Grosse Dumont Weltatlas where a special version of his illustration of the universe was featured in the Atlas.

In 2016 this illustration was highlighted in the exhibition "Encircling the World" at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

This year the illustration serves as cover art for several musical and written publications such as "The Daughter of Time" novel trilogy by Erec Stebbins (USA), "Araştırmacı Çocuk" magazine (Turkey), Infinite Density album by Cygnus (USA), "Muy Interesante" magazine (Spain), "Oor Big Braw Cosmos" a book by John Brown, "Macroscopic Self-assembly" by Per Loethman (Sweden), ¨Sciences et Avenir" magazine (France), "New Year's Eve 360" by Bassnectar (USA), "Supervoid: The woman who dreamed" novel by Cesar Cabrera (Venezuela), "An introduction to particle dark matter" book by Stefano Profumo (UK), "Regeneration" album by Alex Lupi (Italy), "Uchuu no hate toha nanika?" book by Nobuyuki Ienaka (Japan), "Universe: Exploring the Astronomical World" book by Phaidon Editors (UK), "Les Cosmiques" book by Didier Laloum (France).

In 2017 he begins to develop mobile apps that involve musical composition with the help of artificial intelligence. He receives the ADVA star programmer award for developing (20 years earlier) the first video game written in Mendoza.

In 2018 an adaptation of his work "Powers of Ten" is presented as "experience" of the Wndr museum in Chicago that combines science with artistic sensibility.

On May 8 of this year, "OULI" illustration is chosen by NASA for its Astronomy Picture of the Day collection.

He contributed to the publication "Cutting the Cord: A Corrective for World Navels in Cartography and Science" by Rasmus Grønfeldt Winther on the philosophy and ethics involved in making maps.

In 2019 his works Logarithmic Map of the Universe and Orders of Magnitude are selected to integrate the contents of the "Sanctuary, Eternity for Mankind" time capsule to be buried on the surface of the moon by the ALINA module projected to launch in 2021 powered by the SpaceX Falcon 9.

In 2020 he created the astronomical culture project "The Celestial Zoo" which is presented as an infographic poster, a pocketbook, and the presence in social networks with information about 210 notable celestial bodies including asteroids, comets, moons, planets, stellar systems, nebulas, galaxies and large structures of the cosmos.