About the Artist
Abraham was born in the city of Mexico on May 11th of 1951.
Since he can remember his passion has been that of handcrafts: wooden
crayon paints or acrylics, sand molding or expressing himself
in any other craft.
He discovered that his vocation was art at the age of 21, and officially
first artwork on a three feet by three feet piece of triply
using oil painting. The
artwork was lost, yet here is a virtual
reproduction of it:
Before he began with a profession in the economics-administrative area,
dedicated himself for several months to painting on his own. He
copied a painting
from Léger which he liked, and started some paintings
inspired from expressionist
ribbons and other abstracts. As an example
we have the painting titled “He who
wants to be reborn, must break a
world”, inspired on the novel of Herman Hesse
the Steppenwolf and “a
deformed violin” inspired on a poem of the author which
has the same
name as the artwork. (you may find the paintings in the galleries)
During the same period, he explored traditional painting of classics
such as “the
road” where the author portrays himself with his then
girlfriend and now wife. In this
painting you can find a parchment
painted on the back which reads:
“In many ways we decide our own destiny, on the rest God does not make
From 1972 to 1976, Roberto Diaz A. graduates as an Economist form ITAM
university, working as an analyst for “Nacional Financiera” (National
With the purpose of studying a master’s degree, he worked in the
commerce and obtained a scholarship to study Economy in the
Colorado and later in the University of Boston.
It is in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, that he takes a course in
ceramics with a
potter’s wheel and at high temperatures, with the
Japanese teacher Makoto Yabe.
In the ceramics galleries you can see the
pieces he made in Boston.
The only painting he made in Boston was the “pilot on a Balloon”,
another poem by the author, where he emphasizes on the
courage that innovators
need to go further into the unknown.
On his return to Mexico City, the author makes some sculptures and
ceramics within his own workshop.
In 1988, he manages to obtain a job in the city of San Diego, where he
the molding technique of ceramics, producing some
interesting pieces but with
little artistic value.
By 1990 the family moved to Riverside, CA where with other investors he
factory of wooden furniture, and dedicates his efforts and
creativity to the business.
In 1993 luck and destiny take the author to the city of Cancun, where he
years to the construction and design of his house. By the
summer of 2002, he
establishes his own wood and ceramics workshop.
Roberto Diaz on his own, initiates on the difficult pottery technique of
temperature oven baked ceramics, and based on braking several
pieces he acquires most of his knowledge on this subject.
It was luck again that led him to a sculpting workshop, where an
sculpture teacher imparts classes to a small amount of
students. She is Laura
With Laura's advice and techniques, Roberto Diaz lets a torrent of
loose and take him to his first art exposition on
November 19th, 2004.