When Diego Velez first started painting, his work reflected his dreams of the universe, as well as the ever-changing earth, from both natural and human influences. Over time, Velez’s work has gone from exploring the universe and the environment, to the people who have impacted our history and the natural world; seeing both the cultural and environmental impacts on society is inspiration for some of Velez’s work, while other work focuses on the stories of human relationships.
Growing up in Colombia has greatly influenced Velez; the vibrancy with which he creates, even through the darkest times of life, emerges from the colorful brilliance of his home country. Velez’s choice of color palette brings each painting to life; using overly saturated colors creates a power, presence, and narrative, expressing the spirit of Colombia.
Velez’s belief that the universe, earth, and society are in constant motion, experiencing dramatic change from both natural and human causes; his work exploring the universe and humanity.