Since an early age Diego has always viewed the world in a unique way and expressed that perspective in drawing, sculpture, and painting. Born in Lima, Peru and moved to Caracas, Venezuela at the age of five with his family. Diego has had the privilege to travel to many different countries in South America and eventually moving to the United States at the age of nineteen to continue his University/College studies and pursuit of art. The diverse places where Diego has lived and experiences adapting to a new culture has had a profound effect on the artist life and art. Diego's love for art since early childhood has always been present and never faded propelling the artist to attend college in order to study art.
Diego's paintings are automatic responses incorporating his own distinct experiences and instinctive approach. The artist prefers to work with different mediums such as acrylics, oils and mixed media, using different texture mediums and varnishes to create uncommon surfaces and patterns within his work. Diego constantly explores new techniques in an effort to create the purest form of self-expression. The artist prefers to begin with simple primary colors and letting them evolve during the creation of his paintings. In order to give a more organic and powerful sense of self expression, unlike other "artists" Diego welcomes the accident during the process of his paintings incorporating them into the final work as fitted.
Diego has studied figure drawing at Escuela de Bellas Artes, Lima, Peru, Painting, illustration and Graphic design at St. Petersburg College, St.Petersburg, Florida and has taught painting at the Dunedin Fine Art Center of Dunedin, Florida and the Palms of Largo Assisted Facility retirement Center Of Largo, Florida.
Diego has shown his artwork at multiple galleries in the Tampa Bay area such as Covivant Art Gallery and the Avant Garde group with The Tampa Museum of Art and Mize Gallery, Uptown St Petersburg, Florida, Diego has also created the first Art Therapy Rehabilitation program implemented at The Florida D.O.C where inmates and incarcerated artists are able to express themselves trough paintings. Politics, emotions, society, and the nature of the subconscious continue to be major themes in his work.
Diego uses many different mediums, such as oils, acrylics, enamel paint and many other mixed medium. He believes that working in a single medium is restrictive to his artistic process. Each idea manifests in its own individual style on the creation of his paintings.
Nature and the subconscious play a very strong influence in Diego's paintings as well as everyday events and experiences on his life, shaping his abstract art.