Photo by Allan Sturm
Yves Laroche Galerie, Montreal, Canada
Los Angeles Times - the work of artist Daniel Martin Diaz ".... is broodingly personal" with "...a compelling, esoteric edge."
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."
"Art is a reflection of ourselves, the story of humanity, and a quest to understand the physical and metaphysical world. As we try to understand our place in the universe, art can be an important part of the dialogue we can create and share with each other. In my work, I seek to reveal the mysterious with arcane imagery and techniques that make sense to me on a deep level that words cannot quantify. There is an underlying dichotomy of the power of technology and our quantum connection to it and our Universe. How might our use or mis-use of technology permanently alter the future of humanity and what is our personal responsibility of our effect on the world and each other? It is my attempt to capture the complexity and beauty of the underlying mechanisms that bind us in an emotion."
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).