Diego Vicente is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist, illustrator, painter, designer and street artist, more precisely from Zaragoza, where he began his artistic career, where he began studying illustration. Then he moved to Aragon to further his design studies, and after a stop in England, in 2014 he stopped in Madrid to join the Boa Mistura art collective.
In the last few years, Diego has become an independent artist, he has gained experience with other professionals in his field, he has grown and matured and today he is trying to achieve new goals. Let’s discover his work together.
The artistic production of Diego Vicente is very wide-ranging, ranging from small illustrations to large-scale murals.
“Artistically, I try to connect the abstract with the figurative, painting with drawing, my more visceral side with the more rational. I try to take this fusion further and further to find new languages and readings for the same image. In this way, I often find unpredictable results that intertwine and coexist with the more controlled part of each work. Compositions charged with meanings and feelings that place the viewer in charge of deciphering them.“
His images, but especially his murals, are created with the aim of supporting city neighborhoods, making them better places, supporting sustainability, culture, diversity and the community that moves them. For these spaces, Diego donates his colourful art and enriches it with symbols and subjects with deep meaning.
In the work Ofrenda, for example, the story focuses on the actions that people can do for their neighborhood. Flowers thus become the emblem of a gift, an act of generosity ranging from the social struggle to the smallest daily gesture, capable of improving coexistence between neighbors.
Pertenezco a este fuego, made last year in Alagón, talks about the passing of time, childhood traditions, history and life in the village. It is a homage to Carlos Sierra and his poem “Cenizas”.
Finally, El olvido is a mural dedicated to the victims of repression. In creating this work Diego Vicente thinks of those who have had to control their political ideas, religious beliefs, sexual conditions, ethnic groups and origins. The work speaks of oblivion as a disease and evokes memory as the only antidote, a source of light, hope and justice.