Fernando M. Diaz

Nowadays, there are few able to pour legitimately the wideness of history, tradition and culture over abstract canvas. Fernando M. Díaz is an artist with a broad national and international trajectory who has accomplished to overlook the use of color, tracing and the balanced movements of shapes as well at his painting as at his sculpture. Several elements are transformed into a unique and vivid art body; always latent.

His lax and texturized painting technique, and the organic equilibrium achieved at the geometry of his sculpture have became evident at the creative process of this Mexican artist who has succeeded at numerous pavilions and been distinguished all around the world.

After his artistic training at the Mexican Painting and Engraving National School La Esmeralda, of the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA for its Spanish acronym), he headed to the Latin Atelier in San Francisco where he developed his drawing skills. Later on, he would start a phase of intense activity on printed media which would determine his subsequent work rhythm and artistic quality.

Afterwards, with his plastic production already established, he also encouraged himself into new areas like research, academy, the impulse to young artists and the curatorship of international exhibitions such as Hatikva, for the 50th commemoration of the State of Israel. As well, he has been participant of important world art events. He obtained the Golden Medal Lorenzo Il Magnifico at the Florence Contemporary Art Biennial of 1997, and was elected president for the Cyprus International Biennial in the year 2000.

His artistic legacy being also powerfully based on the strength of its themes and the homage to ancient traditions, it is not fortuitous it belongs to highly recognized and prestigious permanent collections such as the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art; the Municipal Faget Gallery of Romania; the Museum of Modern Art of Cuenca, Ecuador; the José Luis Cuevas Museum at Mexico City or the Vladimir Cora House- Museum in Nayarit, Mexico. Fernando M. Díaz evokes his ancestors and the knowledge acquired on his path through his ‘visual echoes’.

Profound minimal depuration up to an abstract synthesis of historical narratives can be identified among his themes. The reminiscence of his

Italy, Spain, Austria, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, United States, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina and Philippines are the countries which have hosted the artist’s work in several of its cities, individually and collectively. Since 2009 he lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, where he can be found working prosperously at his studio located in the former textile factory, now Center of Art and Design, La Aurora.