Los Miserables de la Venganza, 1991
Oil on canvas
54 x 63 ½ inches
Mexican artist Diaz is an intense visionary whose canvases, relief forms, ceramic sculptures, and installations have visceral and cerebral dimensions. There is a constant interplay of colors and forms used in his work to produce surfaces that vibrate in the mind’s eye. He often builds up the surface of the canvas to emphasize features such as eyes or lips. Diaz often uses such things as greyhound dogs, a saxophone, long noses, and insane dialogues in Spanish in his work. He approaches art as a visionary grounded in reality; the contorted stories in his work are expressive glimpses of his kaleidoscopic world.