Tenue ”is a series of drawings on canvas where the night is the protagonist. Portraits and objects in which graphite explores different shades of gray, with light and color being subsidiaries of a penumbra inhabited by night owls: faces, hands, burning cigarettes, the detail of the clavicle of a woman who hides her face. Life and movements that occur in a dream scene that only the artist has access to, intruding to capture the essence of the moment. The format of each work and its framework are also decisive, since everything happens at a distance and in a measure that empowers each piece. The portrait, which has been a constant in Diego Díaz’s plastic proposal, acquires in this exhibition a dimension that goes beyond technical purity, and which allows each image to be assumed as the frame of a living scene that cuts through a night from which we can only see its reverse.
Natalia Castillo Verdugo.