Content in excerpt in page 4 of 8 of the 1974 Diego Catalog by Coop Cooprider, #DiegoVoci™#Historian begins with this #DiegoVoci™ Quote:
Have you done your best work yet? “No”
When will you begin? “As soon as possible.”
#DIEGO INTERVIEW, DEC. 1973.
DiegoVoci™ “The Fisherman’s Miraculous Catch” 1974 130 x 90 cm, oil on sand base canvas (experience DiegoVoci™’s unusual awareness, a wide & deep understanding of the world and the ability to make it visible as in the example of this painting above)
Notes by Coop Cooprider:
“DIEGO is an #artist. He looks like an #artist.
For DIEGO there are no tomorrows, no yesterdays, only the moment. Now is important. Enjoy.
To limit DIEGO to a “single style” is to #cage the #Lion. He can paint anything and he often does, yet there remains a strong vein, a unity and consistency in his divergent moods. #Pastel, #oil, #glass paint, #surrealism to #super-realism have all experienced the DIEGO technique – but mostly DIEGO is #people!
DIEGO #loves #people. Truly loves. People are his #life and his #work. The people on his #canvas feel. They have experienced. They have lived. They are people for which one feels compassion.
DIEGO needs canvas as well as people.
“I must to paint. To me is important the white canvas. On the canvas I can begin again. This is my life.”
There is a reluctance in DIEGO to pinpoint his early inspiration. But he has said,
“Michelangelo is the greatest There are so many. Leonardo da Vinci, Boticelli, Rembrandt, And Miro, Chagall, Picasso. So many.”
Where are the thousand words to describe a DIEGO picture? DIEGO says,
“The first idea … the first few lines decide the whole work.”
DIEGO’s first few lines are #magical. Composition comes easy. So easy. Watching DIEGO in concert with paint makes one think tying shoes would be more difficult.
Such ease. Such depth. Such strength.
DIEGO possesses an unusual awareness, a wide and deep understanding of the world, and the ability to make it visible. A DIEGO demands your attention. You may not like it, but you will be forced to react. My advice: don’t deny yourself a DIEGO. He is not “just another painter,” he is a master in the making.”
Courtesy of DiegoVoci™ Estate: firstname.lastname@example.org
AC DV History #15 5/7/2010