Eduardo Díaz

Eduardo Díaz

Eduardo Díaz is an emerging artist from San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.

Eduardo Daniel Díaz Ballinas was born in the city of San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas on January 16, 1993, where he continues to live. A fond of drawing since he was 7 years old because of his older brother.

2010: He ventures a little beyond replicas of cartoons, venturing to his first faces in pencil, and graffiti sketching, encouraged by the environment of the high school.

2011: He began his architecture studies at the Autonomous University of Chiapas, where he received some courses on architectural graphic representation with techniques such as charcoal, markers, watercolor, acrylic and pastel chalk.

2013: He makes his first painting in acrylic, to participate in a collective exhibition within the same university, within the framework of the week of architecture,

2014: Travels to Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais in Brazil for a student exchange, to the Pontifícia Universidad Católica of Minas Gerais, where he develops a greater taste for watercolor, due to the versatility of transportation of this technique, and begins in the ” Urban sketch “capturing moments of that trip and of school projects in a notebook made by himself, calling the attention of the rest of his classmates, since, the use of manual graphic means for the development of a project is already very scarce being replaced in its entirety by the use of specialized software.

During his stay at the PUC Minas he participated in the architecture festival that is organized every year in this school, showing on a university wall the face of Oscar Niemeyer one of the iconic architects of Brazil.

2015: He returns to Mexico to finish his studies in architecture, developing a project for the remodeling of the central park of San Cristóbal de Las Casas, where he deals with the process of transformation of space from watercolors to later make his architectural proposal in the same way in watercolor.

2015: He has his first exhibition in gallery Arteria Chiapas A.C., en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.

2017: Collective exhibition “Pulso” gallery of Arteria Chiapas A.C., in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.

2018: Collective exhibition “Postdata” gallery of Arteria Chiapas A.C., in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas.

Artistic Statement:

Since my beginnings in painting, my work has tried to project the traditions and feelings of the Chiapaneca people in a very personal way, as well as the beautiful corners of my city, San Cristóbal de las Casas, in several aspects.

Acrylic painting, a very spontaneous work where I leave the stroke, a somewhat crude work, where the brushstrokes are dynamic and can be differentiated from one another, and even sometimes could be seen as inconclusive but when contemplating the work at the end you can see a whole, the essence is there and project that desired feeling, this through bright colors that make the pieces a center of attention and represent the joy of the culture of Chiapas and Mexico. The watercolor and pastel chalk where I look for the same purpose, but I use a more careful process when combining the colors in an orderly manner and following a process from light to dark but always looking for the same purpose, reflect the Chiapas identity.

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