October 15th & 16th

Diana Solis

68. Diana Solis
Paintings, Ink Drawings and illustrations
dianasolisarteypapel.blogspot.com

www.dianasolis.com

Email: diana210@hotmail.com
T: 773. 235-0075Showing At:Oxala Fine Art,
1655 W. 18th Street.

Artist Biography

b. 1956

Diana Solís was born in Monterrey, Nueo León, Mexico.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997.  Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, including Mexico, Spain and Germany.  Ms. Solís lives in Chicago and works as an artist-in-residence in Chicago Public Schools and in community-based after school programs in conjunction with Pros Arts Studio where she holds a position as a visual artist.

Diana Solís nacío en la ciudad de Monterrey, Nuevo León, México. En 1997 se graduó de la Licienciatura en artes plásticas de la Universidad de Illinois en Chicago.  Su obra se ha exhibido en los Estados Unidos, México, España y Alemania.  Solís vive y trabaja en la ciudad de Chicago como artista plastic en residencia en programas comunitarios con la organización Pros Arts Studio y en las escuelas públicas de la ciudad.

Artist Statement
My work combines the figurative with abstract sensibilities. I work primarily on paper using acrylic medium and drawing.  I find immediacy with drawing that is unparalleled to that of other media.  Yet, I am drawn to the process.  The unseen within the obvious, where this takes me is always an adventure.  The crossing over and blurring of the lines, animals with human features, nature, trees becoming somewhat human, imaginary hybrids in a constant state of change.  The Characters in my drawings often appear whimsical and childlike and like fairy tales and myths they hold a darker and more challenging story than meets the eye.

En mi obra combino lo figurativo con lo abstracto.  Principalmente trabajo con acrílico sobre papel .  Me siento cercana con el dibujo sin precedents en otros medios.  Sin embargo, es el proceso mismo el que me interesa.  El observer más allá de lo obvio es siempre una aventura: los trazos que se Cruzan y difuminan, los animals con razgos humanos, la naturaleza, los árboles con characteristicas humanas, los híbridos imaginarios en constant cambio.  Son estos los personajes de mis dibujos, que aparentan ser fantasiosos y enigmáticos pero como en los cuentos de hada y los mitos, tienen un lado mucho más oscuro y desafiante.


Will Spin for Food, 2011, ink and acrylic on paper, 11″ x 14″

Piñata Party, 2010, acrylic and Ink on paper, 12” x 12”

De todo Corazón, 2011, ink and acrylic wash on paper, 81/2″ x 11″

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