“I am interested in creating and drawing attention to existing social and linguistic dichotomies in my work by using phrases that are political yet campy, poetic yet pathetic, serious yet banal."
Alejandro Diaz is recognized for his recurrent use of everyday materials, his humor infused politics, and his ongoing involvement with art as a form of entertainment, public intervention, and free enterprise.
Diaz began making and selling his now iconic cardboard signs on the streets of Manhattan in the late 90s and more recently translated them into a compelling series of colorful neon sculptures.
Alejandro Diaz is originally from San Antonio, where he developed a provocative and pertinent body of work exemplifying the complex and visually rich cultural milieu particular to South Texas and Mexico. He has lived in Mexico City, and is currently based in New York City.
Some of Diaz’ recent projects include a commission to create large-scale outdoor sculptures for the Public Art Fund, New York’s premier presenter of public art, and a public art commission for the Havana Biennial. He collaborated with New York’s Dorfman Projects in 2012.
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