Showing posts with label Luis Diaz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Luis Diaz. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Dogs, Elizabethan Collars and Music

My dog Bubba is always chewing himself where it becomes this nasty bloody whole in his fur.  I don't know one area in his body he has not thoroughly destroyed.  He has a lot of allergy problems and sometimes he needs to be stopped from further damaging his beautiful shiba inu coat.  I always thought his Elizabethan Collar looked like a lamp shade or looked twistedly like one of those classic RCA dog images.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Frankenstein and Dracula Creatura Paintings

I love classic monsters from Hollywood, but who doesn't right?  I started my Creatura series in 2008 with some Garbage Pail Kids images and slowly evolved into monsters.  My Creaturas are images where I combine at least two images together in a painting to make one completely new image yet still having those unique shapes of the original images.  Sometimes it doesn't work and sometimes it does.  It takes a bot of work to make it work in preproduction and during the painting process itself.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Images used in Tattoos

Another thing I wondered was the use of images in tattoos.  The manner it is created with actual tracing of lines and copying exact images from well-known images leaves me thinking is it necessarily right and is the artist ever compensated or want to be compensated for the images "forever" etched into people's skin. Two "LD Monster" images have been used as tattoos.  One I had no idea about and the other I was asked to create a tie to the LD Monster image shown here for a fan.  Of course I was excited to see this done and also because he bought a lot of my art in the past.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Garbage Pail Kids Homage

I worked for The Topps Company doing freelance work since 2004 and when I wanted to give some free cards to fans when they asked for autographs I created the "Infect Ted" image based on Page Cage/Tommy Ache from the original cards that came out when I was around 8 years old.  Garbage Pail Kids always inspired me and even after they were gone it was in and around my mind for years and of course once they came out again I was pretty aware of the impact they had made on me.  I have some cards available in this site:  Luis Diaz Artcardswanted

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Malice in Wonderland Art Show

It was almost 3 weeks of nothing but painting and finishing all the crazy stuff for the show including helping a very old man move all his stuff out of the gallery. We got a great crowd and people seems to enjoy the show very much. We had friends wearing rabbit masks and some people dressed up a little cooky. It was great. The pics are up on the site. So look for them HERE.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Malice in Wonderland Art Show

I will be part of an Art Show in the Miami Design District called "Malice in Wonderland". I'm very excited to show with these talented artists. We have been preparing for this event for a while and here is all the information.

"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise, what it is wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see?"

Welcome to Malice in Wonderland!

This show will take you on a marvelous adventure into the unknown. Ray Azcuy, Lu Coxhead, Luis Diaz and Yamel Molerio will surprise you with an array of artwork exploring familiar settings with a twist of malice. The artworks will explore the tragic and inevitable loss of childhood innocence, life as a meaningless puzzle, and death as a constant and underlying menace. All of the pieces have a dream-like quality while dealing with diverse personal issues. The curious viewers may find themselves looking at confusing themes that they could simply regard as nonsense or approach the work and explore at a deeper level to discover meaning beneath the layer of paint.

"Curiosity often leads to trouble."

Follow us, down the rabbit's hole and join us for our opening.

Curated by Yamell Molerio
(305) 987-7787

Malice in Wonderland
May 8th-June 5th

Opening Reception: Saturday May 8th 7pm-10pm
Second Saturday Art Walk
At the Buena Vista Building in the Miami Design District

Artworks by Yamel Molerio, Luis Diaz, Lu Coxhead & Ray Azcuy

Sponsored by Presidente Imported Beer.

Buena Vista Building
180 NE 39th Street
Miami, FL 33127

ImagineFX Artist of the Month

I'm pretty excited about being chosen "Artist of the Month" for ImagineFX Magazine (Issue 56) out now in Europe, but it won't be out in the US for a couple of months.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

PJ Morton's Walk Alone Album on iTunes Main Menu

I was scanning for the latest music and I was surprised to see the cover I did for PJ Morton on the Main "New and Noteworthy" Section of iTunes which is right underneath the main Header. Very cool.