Luis De Jesus

Los Angeles

Karla Diaz, “Self Portrait with Cactus Sunglasses,” 2022, watercolor and ink on paper, 15 x 20 inches


In her new body of work, L.A.-based artist Karla Diaz turns to the imagery that surfaced during her bouts of insomnia - whether dreams, fantasies, or memory. In her introspection, splashes of color became figures and objects that transformed into scenes of domesticity and city life drawn from her upbringing in Mexico and Los Angeles. Personal memories, folklore, familiar iconography of her Mexican heritage, and American pop culture are intertwined in compositions that consider family, loss, and the complexities of the Latinx experience in the United States.

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