ARTIST * DANIEL MARTIN DIAZ* UNITED STATES
Based in Tucson, Arizona, Daniel Martin Diaz is a fine artist with an insatiable curiosity to explore the mysteries of life and science. His work has been exhibited worldwide and has been published in LA times, NY Times, Juxtapoz, High Fructose, and Low Rider Magazine, and four personal art books. Diaz has designed artwork for large public art projects in the US and has won many awards such as a gold and platinum record designed for Atlantic Records.
"Over the past few years, I have become immersed in scientific and philosophical concepts, such as Anatomy, Computer Science, Math, Cosmology, Biology, Quantum Physics, and Consciousness. I have been particularly fascinated with scientific diagrams, which explain theories and properties through imagery. Although these rudimentary images are without any leanings towards aesthetics, I find them to be beautiful, though that is not the intention. All of the projects I have created begin as drawings, which I feel has a beauty and intimacy that painting cannot capture. The subtle lines that graphite creates, and the quickness in which one can capture an idea makes this medium alluring."
Los Angeles Times - the work of artist Daniel Martin Diaz ".... is broodingly personal" with "...a compelling, esoteric edge."
PBS, Atlantic Records, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros , The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, Spin Magazine, Juxtapoz Magazine, Low Rider Magazine, New American Paintings, The Huffington Post, Hi-Fructose Magazine, and Raw Vision Magazine (UK).
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What We See
Tell us about your creative process to capture.
I have to be inspired by an idea. Usually a metaphor or a philosophical concept.
What are the most meaningful topics you try to represent in your work?
The Enlightenment, Science, Reductionism, Philosophy…etc. These are subjects I would be exploring regardless if I was creating art.
How did you find your own style ? and What are your main materials to create?
On accident. I never had any intentions of being an artist... Oil paints, graphite, pen & ink.
Lie To YourSelf
Do you remember your first work in which you decide to be an artist? what would it be, tell us about it.
One of the first pieces I created and knew I was onto something interesting was a painting of the Virgin Mary hanging from a meat hook and Christ child floating in de Chirico landscape. It was then I knew it was something to pursue.
Daniel Martin Diaz
Why did you choose this technique to create your work?
It seemed to be the most logical way to express a deep idea/concept emotion.
What aspects do you consider to be critical for the success of a painting or Drawing?
Emotion! If its not there I’ll abandon the piece..