Sergio Diazvelez, former attorney, writer, painter and into many other activities, was born and raised in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico into an artist's family.
He was surrounded by painters, journalists, musicians, and writers, who created an environment in which he was exposed to art on a daily basis. He was always eager to invent and reate new forms and material use as well as draw and paint. Into his first guides in art field was Master Rudolph Deveich in his hometown.
Even after receiving his postgraduate degree in Corporate Law with honors from the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Diazvelez never lost his love for the plastic arts. He continued creating art and studing at the famous Academia de San Carlos and the academy Liceo de las Artes.
Under the tutelage of his friend and teacher, J. Beuchot, and Master Varan Diatan, he worked in a range of styles, from that of traditional Mexican murals to contemporary art.
He continues creating in a wide variety of genres, using primarily acrylics, ink, pastels, oil, and watercolor mainly, and also incorporating any unusual materials that appeal to his aesthetic sensibilities, that is why he is well-versed in a variety of different mediums and materials. He can use and has treatment and techniques for a wide diversity of materials; from natural seeds collected from the Rainforest plants, textures, colors and other sub pigments emerging from coffee, rice, leafs, ashes, as well as natural pigmented ice, peptobismol, listerine to any ecofriendly substance or material with color that you could image !
Never satisfied with standard styles, his desire is always to create and invent new techniques, sometimes to the amazement of his more conservative teachers and collectors. Over the years, Diazvelez has had many gallery exhibitions all over and has received critical acclaim as an important figure with relevant impact in the contemporary Mexican art scene. His multi medium skills allows him to be represented in the many public and private art exhibitions with his artwork which ranges from landscapes, abstracts to figure drawings, erotic fantasies, surrealistic images and many other 'sui generis' subjects.
He is based in Pasadena, California, USA where has his studio and private Gallery and continues to experiment, courrently in abstract and surrealist styles, as seen in his most recent series of "Relieves Magicos" (2009), created in an expansive and rich color palette. He is constantly exploring the fusion of European surrealism and abstract expressionism adding his impressionist unique style on his artwork.
His artwork reflects his charismatic personality. He puts no limits on his art and a strong feeling of freedom is always present in his pieces. Like his life, his work is constantly evolving – he is a restless and versatile personality, certainly he was born to create interesting, unique and beautiful art.
Besides doing his artwork, he is also an actor, having appeared in films, documentaries, commercials, T.V. , and on importatnt stages. In his modeling activities, Sergio has done fashion modeling for clothing lines by prestigious international designers as well as doing life figure modeling for famous sculptors and other wellknown artists.
He is also interested in artistic and creative photography as well as very active participant in photography exhibitions Mainly in USA.
Sergio Diazvelez is an inveterate traveler; He has an academic background in archaeology, geography, philosophy and Mexican history.
He has lived in many diverse places and has led adventure, archaeological, ecological and folk art discovery tours. He has taken expeditions and tour participants to remote and exotic, mystical and beautiful regions at the Biospher Reserve Montes Azules on the Rainforest and selvatic area of Mexico, including Chiapas, Michoacan and Oaxaca. He has been involved with National Geographic and a travel channel in film/documentary projects.
Sergio Valdes Diazvelez The Marengo Collection presents Abstract Passion, an exhibition of work by Sergio Diazvelez, Kenneth Goldman, Patty Grau, Luz Mack-Durini, and Robert Moore. The focus is abstraction - wood sculpture by Goldman and Grau, glass wall pieces by... Mack-Durini, metal sculpture by Moore, and acrylic and watercolor paintings on paper by Diazvelez.
This exhibition deals with texture, the play of light on surfaces, shifting planes, undulating forms, subtle references, and the artists' passion for their chosen medium.
Sergio Diazvelez shows his most recent series of abstractions entitled "Relieves Magicos" (Magical reliefs), created by the application of watercolors and acrylics in a broad color palette onto an uneven, creased paper surface. In this work, Diazvelez fuses surrealist and abstract expressionist concepts. At once two and three dimensional, Diazvelez believes this approach affords limitless possibilities for creativity. His background includes art studies at the famous Academia de San Carlos and the prestigious academy Liceo de las Artes