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About the Artist

Juano Diaz, born in 1977 in Glasgow, emerged from the Scottish Romany Gypsy community, into which he was adopted, instilling in him a profound love for storytelling that echoes throughout his artistic endeavors. Residing in Wiltshire with his partner and their son, Diaz is an internationally acclaimed artist celebrated for his diverse talents across photography, painting, and film.

With a penchant for private commissions, Diaz's artworks adorn numerous esteemed private and corporate collections globally. His collaborations with influential figures like Gilbert and George, Grace Jones, the late James Bidgood, and David LaChapelle have broadened his artistic horizons, enriching his multifaceted portfolio.

Diaz's creations serve as poignant shrines or ethereal windows into his subjects' worlds, blending modern cultural influences with the narratives drawn from his roots. His work often embodies visual stories, intricately woven to encapsulate the essence of the human experience.

Notably, Diaz's collaboration with the late James Bidgood, renowned artist and filmmaker, resulted in the creation of three significant works that stand as a testament to their combined creative brilliance. This partnership fueled Diaz's artistic trajectory, offering invaluable insights and shaping his approach to artistry.

Juano Diaz's contributions have been showcased in galleries worldwide, including exhibitions at esteemed institutions like the Museum of Modern Art and the Leslie-Lohman Museum Of Gay Art in New York. Additionally, he has been recognized as a muse for the renowned French art duo Pierre et Gilles and Manfred Thierry Mugler.

Diaz's career-defining moment arrived with his debut film "(Deux Ombres)," screened and archived at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay Art in NYC in 2014, followed by a screening at the iconic MOMA in New York City in 2016.

For more information regarding available work and upcoming exhibitions, please contact David Paris Malham

London +44 (0) 7885 761417 

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Interview with James Bidgood

for Omen Magazine issue 13

full interview and images


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