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Thu May 2nd: DIEGO MEJIA "Five Nights With Sandy"

on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 17:39

RABBITHOLE PROJECTS is proud to present


An Exhibition by DIEGO MEJIA

Curated by Nyahzul

THURS May 2nd Opening Reception 6-10PM

Artist Diego Mejia was born in 1976 in Queens, New York. He and some friends from school started doing graffiti when he was young giving birth to his love of art. As a child, he was constantly doodling on paper, fabrics and walls. At age 15, he moved to Colombia, South America to live with his grandmother. While there, he developed an appreciation for nature, landscapes and the bright colors he observed in the mountains, trees and animal life. For him it was like being five years old again, reviving his love for the spontaneous painting of his graffiti roots, improvising with wild lines and experimenting with colors and figures on paper, wood, and canvas. He eventually went on to study visual arts at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota, Colombia, studying with several Colombian maestros all the while learning and searching for more color and letting his flow of lines become more secure and free.

Today Mejia is best known for his spontaneous abstract / surrealist improv paintings. His work has been in several group shows in Colombia, Connecticut and New York.

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