Arnoldo Diaz
Arnoldo Diaz is a versatile and prolific artist who works in acrylic, oil, watercolors and other techniques.

His art is characterized for having its own inner light, enlivening in the public that observe his paintings emotions of happiness, enthusiasm, humor and joviality that bring simplicity and a different vision of how we perceive our surroundings.

Arnoldo was born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela and his artistic development is self-taught.
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About
His prolonged living close to the Caribbean Sea and its tropical light impregnated his soul and artistic works with color and vitality.“All of you in me, because some way or another each one of us has humanity inside and from there everything begins” says Arnoldo. 

This artist embraces color without shyness, naturally and boldly in a new vision of POP-ART. He integrates themes about daily life with different techniques, diversity and plurality giving freedom to his imagination and creativity.

The Philosophy of Life is the key and an important element in Arnoldo Diaz’s artworks.He’s dissident with respect to some cultural values for the simple reason that he has not professed certain beliefs.

His paintings are filled with metaphoric elements that follow an existential line of thought.“As creators we cannot be conformists with the best invention, the successful formula; we have to continue with the process, inevitable change and life” says Arnoldo.His paintings attempt to capture the lost reign of infancy or the simple or superstitious world, and the clarity of colors as a perfect origin almost sacrificing the sense of the ordinary image. “Creativity transports us to parallel worlds that transcend levels of consciousness and universal views about life that help us integrate as individuals and humans” affirms the Artist; this is the real measure and significance of his artwork.
Experience
Arnoldo has a long, rich and experienced professional artistic career that began at an early age and has expanded for forty one (41) years.  

He has more than forty (40) individual expositions and an even large number of collective exhibitions in museums, institutions, galleries, art salons and public places in Venezuela, other countries in the Americas and Europe, such as:

Nice y Cannes (France) – Bucharest (Rumania) – Sofia (Bulgaria) – Lima (Peru) – Edmonton (Canada) – Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington DC, Santa Fe New México, Tampa (USA) – Benevento (Italy) – Naples (Italy) – Roma (Italy) – Stockholm (Sweden) – Taranto (Italy) – Caserta (Italy).-Caracas (Venezuela). Arnoldo has participated in multiple Art Fairs in: Miami (FL) – Wichita (KS),-New Jersey Shore (NJ) – Tucson (AZ) – Lubbock (TX) – Dallas (TX) – Detroit (MI) -Atlanta (GA) -Myrtle Beach (SC) – Indialantic (FL) -Stuart (FL) – Fort Mayer (FL) – Jacksonville (FL) – East Hampton (NY).
Distinctions

– Honorific Mention “Studio Fecha” Caracas, Venezuela. 1975
– 2nd prize “Caveguias” Caracas, Vzla. 1978
– Honorific mention Second Painting Exhibition “Tito Salas” Maracay, Venezuela. 1978
– 1st mention experimental painting “Salón de Arte Santa Teresa” Aragua, Venezuela. 1978
– 2nd prize “Universidad de Carabobo” Carabobo, Venezuela. 1978
– 1st prize “VI Salón Marina Mercante” Caracas, Venezuela. 1978
– 1st prize “IX Salón Marina Mercante” Caracas, Venezuela. 1981
– Honorific Mention “XI Salón de Arte Cámara de Comercio e Industrias” La Guaira, Venezuela. 1982
– Honorific Mention “XII Salón de Arte Cámara de Comercio e Industrias” La Guaira, Venezuela. 1983
– 2nd Prize “V Salón de Arte Universidad Santa Maria” Caracas, Venezuela. 1983
– Honorific Mention “V Salón de Arte Luis Alfredo López Méndez” Santa Paula, Caracas, Venezuela 1987
– 2nd Prize “XVI Salón Marina Mercante” Caracas, Venezuela. 1988
– 5th Prize “Cámara de Comercio e Industrias” La Guaira, Venezuela. 1988
– 4th Prize “Salón Cadmi Aragua” Maracay, Venezuela. 1991
– “ABSOLUT Artist” FL, USA. 1996
– Offical Creative Artist for the Miami 100 years celebration. “Miami Centennial Birthday Extravagance” 1996
– Honorific Mention “Salón Francisco de Goya” Crisolart Galllery, Barcelona , España. 2008
Artwork represented in Muesums and Public Institutions:

Consulado de Venezuela en Nápoles, Italia.  //  Universidad Pontificia Salesiana, Roma, Italia.  //  Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela  //  Museo de Arte Moderno Mario Abreu, Maracay, Venezuela.  //  Instituto Washington, Caracas, Venezuela.  //  Procter & Gamble, Caracas, Venezuela.  //   Museo de Benevento, Italia.  //   Casa de La Cultura, Yaracuy, Venezuela.  //   Instituto Italo-latinoamericano, Roma, Italia.  //   Escuela Guevara Rojas, Maracay, Venezuela.  //   Modern Art Café, Edmonton, Canadá.   //  Consulado de Venezuela, New York, USA.
Private collections:

Mrs. Tinin de La Cruz,  Columbus, Ohio.   //   Mr. & Mrs. Di Paolo, Chicago, Illinois.  // Mr. & Mrs. Oyuela, Houston,Texas.  // Mr. & Mrs. Rengel, Hillsboro, North Carolina.  //  Mrs. Eva Gutiérrez, Panamá.  // Mr. & Mrs. Arreaga, Caracas, Venezuela.  // Mr. & Mrs. CB Thimann, Pompano, Florida.   // Mr. & Mrs. CD Thimann, Detroit, Michigan // Mr. & Mrs. Moscoso-Thimann Pembroke Pines, FL // Mr. & Mrs, Abreu Citron, Holliwood, Florida.  // Mr. & Mrs. Sanchez, Houston, Texas.  // Mr. & Mrs. Lokind, Estocolmo, Suecia.  // Mrs. Cerdeira, Madrid, España.
Private Galleries:

ArtRouge Gallery, Miami, FL.   //   Conexiones Art Gallery, Weston, FL.   //   Arte Bortot, Caracas, Venezuela.   //Dimaca Art gallery, Caracas, Venezuela.   //   Galería, Art 3, Caracas, Venezuela.   //   Galería L.P.G, Caracas, Venezuela.    //  Galería Bahía, Barcelona, Venezuela.   //   Artist Studio, Maracay, Venezuela.