Diego Glazer

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Diego Glazer

United States

I was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and grew up in Querétaro, Mexico. I also hold Swiss nationality which has exposed me to a variety of cultures from an early age. As an emerging artist exploring the infinite possibilities offered by oil painting, I seek to create ambiguous, yet tangible atmospheres tinged with a nostalgic vibe.

I began my career as an artist by participating in several workshops in Querétaro, including a painting course with Mexican realist artist Ramsés de la Cruz. I then went on to study a degree in visual arts at the Instituto Allende, in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I studied impressionist methods with Guillermo Guerrero, while at the same time refining other painting techniques.

In 2014, I moved to Florence, Italy, where I completed the three-year programme in Drawing and Painting at the Angel Academy of Art.

There I learned the academic methods of the 19th century French school of painting, which not only proved essential in my path as a figurative painter, but also awakened in me a passion for conveying my vision of beauty.

I have had exhibitions in Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende and Mexico City. I also won second place in the 9th Annual PleinAir Salon Competition, as well as first place in the Greenwich Village competition at the Salmagundi Club in New York. I received Honorable Mentions in several competitions, including the ARC Salon and was selected for the MOD Portrait 2020 Exhibition.

Today I explore the creation of diverse scenes that combine a wide variety of elements such as the human figure in interaction with architecture, animals and landscape to create a dynamic narrative.

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