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Artist Crush: Alejandro Diaz

Thursday, December 9, 2010 · 2 Comments

New American Paintings West just came out and Alejandro Diaz is my pick of the bunch. The artist was born in Mexico and now lives in Dallas. It’s unclear where he went to art school but his work feels very SoCal to me. I was so enamored with his painting “What I was becoming” (below) and it’s mix of refinement and frenetic energy that I was actually relieved to find out that it was sold. (I am not in the market being so this means no temptation!) Diaz has an innate feel for connecting themes and styles from pop and youth culture and the tradition of European painting. I think his work is pretty damn awesome.

My work has evolved from uncomplicated portraits of family and friends to more elaborate multi-layered scenes combining a variety of elements, from references to pop and iconic imagery to the appropriation of segments or the styling of old European master paintings… My paintings suggest a possible narrative, but are not definitive statements about anything in particular. A little bit of everything is there, from social justice and politics to the simple appreciation of the color blue or the wit of Porky Pig.



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  • 1 PAWLING | print studio // Dec 10, 2010 at 11:26 am


  • 2 Chester Cox // May 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Love your page. I am putting together a Charity Street Art Show in Fort Worth…Please check it out and spread the good word if you can. Have a blessed day

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