Diego Pérez (1987) is a Mexican artist focus on humor, irony, and traditional techniques. He started painting as a teenager and studied his Bachelor degree in the Art School La Esmeralda, the best Mexican art institution, that was founded in 1927 by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and other Mexican artists. His formative influence is the Caravaggio’s Baroque were the realistic observation of the daily life is combine with the dramatic use of light, known as chiaroscuro. He has been awarded in several occasions, in 2007 he won the INJUVE National Art and Health Award in Mexico for its painting. In 2014, he won a commission for the National Museum of Science Universum, where he has a permanent exhibition of ten mathematicians portraits. Pérez has been living and producing in Phoenix for three years, he has been recognized by The Arizona Republic in his monthly program, Who’s Next, that showcases emerging leaders in several areas under age 40. Also, in 2017 he won the first place in the exhibition Conceptions Arts in Los Angeles, and the first place in the juried exhibition The Sunniest Place in Earth by The Yuma Art Center. Now, Diego Pérez is working in a commission for Valley Metro in Phoenix, AZ, he is designing art for the South Extension of the Light Rail in the Broadway/Central station.
Diego's ArtPrize Entries
These are Diego's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.
Diego's Past Work
These are images of past work that Diego has done.