Emotions infused with black, black infused with emotion.
Inhabiting spaces ...
Through the eyes of Digo Diego you receive a specific view on society. His artworks are not only meant to intervene with walls and empty spaces, but also to wake up a feeling or emotion inside you, something where you react like: ‘a ha, indeed’.
Our society mainly exists of urban contraptions. Residencies in concentrated areas with schools and stores, with characteristic traffic going in and out to ‘offices’ and ‘construction sites’. This caters a social organization and in its turn manifests in a relational system where the common sense is almost gone. In the home region of the artist (Madrid, Spain) places are often abandoned or unused. He has been looking for a way to put them in the picture again by creating a piece that not only reflects the area, but also calls up an emotion that stops people in their daily habits and routines and makes them reflect.
This redefines the area and in turn also the social aspect, something that is most important for the people to return to that area. Diego turns around the purpose of public spaces with urban art, so that a form of collective learning starts to exist.
This framework gives context to his artwork. The artistic intervention becomes the central axis, sometimes acting as a means for the social education of the citizens, sometimes acting as a personal development. In one way or another they are linked to the citizens, artist, collective mind, the environment, area and city. His work is a process of communicating to the people to say what is ‘fixed’ (buildings) and builds his critique upon it by denouncing or positively intervening the relationship of being with oneself, between ourselves and the environment.
Long story short: an often-reappearing character named Black (Nero), many colorful geometric components, and a story behind every mural or artwork, linked to the environment. An easy-going approach and style with a deeper meaning.