Juano Diaz Scottish, b. 1977
Juano Diaz was born in Glasgow in 1977. Diaz's artistic practice executed by private commission has been placed in many high-profile international private and corporate collections worldwide. While the artist works across multiple mediums, including photography, painting, and film, his unique practice of immersive digital collage and painting appears globally in various formats.
Diaz's debuted the film Deux Ombres, which was screened at MoMA 2012, starring Pierre Commoy of the renowned french duo Pierre et Gilles. The Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, NYC, archived and acquired the film.
A multi-media artist working across disciplines, Diaz evokes engaging subject matter and artistic voices from the music, film, theater and more. The artist has modeled for high-profile names in both the fashion and art industries while acting for multiple directors, including Thierry Mugler. Diaz's artistic practice primarily works with digital collages and reimagines his models and subjects in fantasy settings with a unique process of hand-finishing for each image in acrylic paint. Photography imagery often taken by friends of the artist such as noted photographer Sam Bolten and other noted top international photographers are incorporated into each unique composition. The artists' international subjects continue to expand and include such notable celebrities as Madonna, Grace Jones, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol and many more.