Country: Puerto Rico
Alexis Diaz is a Puerto Rican painter and urban muralist, known for his chimerical and dreamlike depictions of animals in a state of metamorphosis. Díaz has been drawing from a very young age but street art always spoke to his sensibilities above other traditional methods: “I felt that traditional, paint-on-canvas style had its limitations – I had always dreamed of creating art for all people to enjoy”.
With over forty murals and counting, his work features an unmistakable mix of monochrome animals and symbols. Every piece is hand painted with a cross hatching technique giving an art historical nod to mid millennia illustrations in detailed ink drawings. The finished work includes thousands of lines, large and small, carrying the same techniques of his large-scale mural work over to his more intimate fine art series.