Autodidact, it has taken many years to set himself aside from the influences of certain Expressionist painters. Through the oils, he would slowly graduate towards favoring large format canvases which will define his own singular and direct language. However, the repetition of time-worn methods and techniques, alongside the desire to « paint well » from mental imagery, would not be enough to satisfy him. Constantly on the lookout for that elusive space before the fabrication of an image, another interest would emerge from the grey, a sharp and fluid object, born of the razor’s edge, a pure « percept ». Pictorality hatched from the « dirt ». A color design which thirsts to be seen by the body, beyond the confines of any « planes-colors-matter », beyond the perception of an image; a mysterious object eluding itself.
-- Born in 1974 in Grenoble, France. Damien DIAZ-DIAZ first discovered painting in his family at the age of 6, and has started to paint abstract motifs. This vocation has remained with him ever since. He went on to pursue an entrepreneurial career into computer graphics, film industry, post-production, electronic media, indeed anything that resonated with the power of imagery, interests him deeply. Meanwhile an oeuvre is growing in parallel and resulting in a vast collection of hundreds of canvases. At the age of 40, driven by intuition and galvanized by some distinguished collectors, it is finally his « source » to design color which is the deciding factor to devote himself entirely to his Art. He currently lives and works in Bordeaux, Southwest of France.