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Alejandro Diaz was born in La Piedad, Mexico, and now lives and works in Dallas, Texas.
His creative practice evolved from painting simple portraits of family and friends to these more elaborate and layered images, drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as modern pop culture references and old European master painting.
Diaz endeavors to tell a story with his paintings, but one that is inconclusive and open to interpretation. ‘A little bit of everything is there, from social justice and politics to the simple appreciation of the color blue or the wit of Porky Pig,’ he says.
In 2010 Diaz won the Kobes Art Foundation Award and in 2011 Kirk Hopper Fine Art in Dallas presented his first solo exhibition, Just Between Us.