DOUGLAS DIAZ

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This work is a refuge of sorts. On the one hand, it serves as a place for safe explorations into questions about my own humanity. A place to challenge my inner most fears, the darkness that lurks in the shadows of my being. As such, I attempt to exhaust a topic, an insight or a thought that appears after a short zazen.

On the other hand, my refuge takes shape after the drawings are done, in the collective body of work that is building over time. While I fail at sitting and manifesting daily, the overall work that is being generated becomes a new path for living. In it, I find new insights and habits that are played out over days only to fall back into questioning on the next session.

I attempt to keep in check the self-indulgent nature of the work, through the rigor of the questions, the dedication of sitting and the honesty with which I ask myself hard and easy questions, as well as the lack of boundaries of the exploration.

The visual elements of the work are deliberate attempts to simplify the means in order to produce an honest questioning. The markings are evolving to become more direct, shortening the preamble to arrive at the most vulnerable insight at any given moment.

Currently living in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018  TBD, Woof Pack, Bangkok, Thailand (forthcoming)
2017  Reality of My Life, Art & Art Gallery, Miami, USA (forthcoming)
2017  Shukke, Art1, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017  Surrender, Art Stage, Singapore,
2016  Surrender, Serindia, Bangkok, Thailand
2016  My Tokyo, Tokyobike, New York, USA
2016  Everything Is As It Is, Roppongi Hills, Tokyo, Japan
2015  Everything Suffers, Rzim, Sasayama, Japan
2015  Impermanence, Nambatei, Okayama, Japan

Group Exhibitions

2017  SANREI SANHAKU, Bangkok, Thailand (forthcoming)
2017  Love, Art Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
2017  Ginga, WSMA, Tenakawa, Japan
2017  Hotel Art Fair, Bangkok, Thailand
2016  Humility, WSMA, Uda, Japan
2016  Hotel Art Fair, Bangkok, Thailand
2016  Because This Exist, That Exist, WSMA, Uda, Japan
2015  Open Studio, Miami, USA
2015  Emptiness, WSMA, Uda, Japan
2006  New Drawings, Matter, New York, USA
2005  Love: Conversation, Matter, New York, USA
1995  Untitled: Strategies of Awareness, New Langton
            Arts, California, USA

Private Collections

Works held in private collections in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Panama, Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, and Venezuela.