Cenizas + Origen | Diego Anaya Solo Show Opening
Thursday, October 20, 6-10pm
BAF Gallery
210 24th St. Brooklyn, NY

The paintings of the series “Ashes + Origin” are part of a more complex and extensive body of work, entitled “Hijo del Maíz”, which includes photography, video, installation and sculpture.

Through this body of work Diego finds the opportunity to open a dialogue about identity, rediscovering it through the stories embodied in each of the works.

These stories are memories that speak of roots, origin of who Diego is and what he’s experienced away from his country, as contradictory as art can be, these same stories narrated on the surface of the paintings bring me closer to home, with melancholy and poetry speaking of ancestors, using a different a unique aesthetic.

The texture, the graphisms, the text and numerology that subtly appear on the paintings are telling stories of the past, present and future, referring to death and life, but most importantly
about the opportunity to rebirth and reinvent ourselves.

The materials: sand, paint, pigments, fabric, wood, metal and corn as main material. The corn is not only a material, is also the concept, using it raw and also as ashes represents an homology, thus allowing me to express a duality, opening the door to a realm of new possibilities.