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Biography

Diego Anaya Decaniz (b. September 26, 1986 ), is an abstract painter who was born in Mexico City. He splits his time between the two places he calls home, Mexico City and New York, while occasionally working in his studio in Cuernavaca, Mexico. As a member of the Art Students League of New York, Diego has had the privilege to work with and learn from talented artists such as Larry Poons , Kikou Saito and Jose Garcia Navas.

From a very young age, Diego enjoyed arts and crafts. After a short-lived career as a professional soccer player in Mexico, he started painting again. In 2000 he went to New York to visit museums such as MoMA, Guggenheim, art fairs and galleries, learning about the lifes and paintings of famous artists like Amadeo Modigliani, Dalí, F. Stella and Andy Warhol, to name a few, he got inspired to persuit his true passion – Art.

This was the beginning of his artistic career, which mainly came from self-training and self-education of the use of different artistic materials and various painting techniques. With little to no formal studies or precedents, the Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, invited him to exhibit his work in a group exhibition. This experience opened the doors to other opportunities that allowed him to infiltrate himself into the artistic circle.

Diego later returned to Monterrey and enlisted himself in the Academy of Contemporary Art, whereby he received formal training from the artist G.Canseco Almada, that has further helped him to develop his career as an artist. With his unique vision for painting, he’s obtained the knowledge and experience needed to display and sell his work in the North American continent of the U.S. and Mexico.