Douglas Diaz's gestural, introspective abstract paintings and drawings are the result of a disciplined artistic process of self-exploration. His practice is an exercise in residing entirely in the present moment.
"This work is a refuge of sorts. On the one hand, it serves as a place for safe explorations into questions about my own humanity. A place to challenge my innermost fears, the darkness that lurks in the shadows of my being. As such, I attempt to exhaust a topic, an insight, or a thought that appears after a short zazen meditation. On the other hand, my refuge takes shape after the drawings are done. The body of work that builds over time becomes a new path for living. In it, I find new insights and habits that are played out over days only to fall back into questioning on the next session."
Douglas Diaz was born in Brooklyn, New York. He has exhibited in solo and group shows since 2015 across Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the United States. In 2017, Diaz held his first solo museum exhibition 'SHUKKE' at Art 1 Museum, Indonesia. His work is collected privately and publicly in more than 20 countries. He currently lives in Sweden with studios in Stockholm, Bangkok, and Bali.