Friday, December 2, 2022
Acrylic paintings inspired by Downtown Rochester & its unseen beauty. With the use of color, depth, and hard edges these paintings show a side of Rochester to the everyday eye.
This show will run throughout December.
About the Artist
Emiliano Diaz, tag name ANO (b. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1991) moved to the United States when he was 3 years old with his mother. Growing up in Canandaigua without much of an art scene was difficult. Diaz moved to Portland, Maine, at age 21 and quickly came to the realization that he no longer wanted to pursue a career in graphic design after a couple years in community college. He began to gravitate toward combining graffiti and perspective into his own acrylic paintings with a unique style and precision.
Diaz has lived in Downtown Rochester for 6 years, and is thoroughly inspired by all of the architecture and style that this city has to offer. Some of Diaz’s artistic influences include David Hockney, Faust, Amsterdam graffiti art collective The London Police, and Maryland/Delaware artist John Aquilino. Color, linework, and hard-edge precision are the aspects of painting that motivate Diaz to find that new level of creativity.
When he’s not painting, Diaz is an active part of the local skateboarding scene. From skating to school as a first grader, to still riding at age 31, skateboarding has been a huge influence in his life. It has taught him that anything is possible with the right patience, coordination, and mindset. While serving as a creative outlet, skating has also shown him the value of dedication and perseverance. In the same way he pushes himself to master his next new trick, he is constantly striving to master his craft as an artist.
Follow him on Instagram: @anoxxix