Alexis Diaz is a Puerto Rican painter and urban muralist, known for his chimerical and dreamlike depictions of animals in a state of metamorphosis. Inhabited mostly by phantasmagorical animals, Alexis Diaz’s captivating murals are characterized by a very detailed technique and line-by-line precision. Diaz’s signature style is the use of tiny black brushstrokes on white to render his creatures, making them look like highly-detailed pen-and-ink drawings. These ‘drawings’ stand out all the more for being set against their bright teal, blue, and sunset-colored backdrops. He has a preference for wild animals, in general, more specifically those living in the Savannah, as he blends them in a fantastical image with creatures from the depths of the oceans, replaces paws with tentacles and wings with hands.
Alexis Diaz has participated to festivals and art projects such as Corney Art Walls (Brooklyn, New York, USA, 2017), The Crystal Ship (Oostende, Belgium, 2017), Arte Core (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016), O.bra Festival (São Paulo, Brazil, 2015), VIAVAI Project (Casarano, Italy, 2014), Mura Festival (Montreal, Canada, 2014). He has also collaborated with other artists such as Borondo, 2501 and Faith47.