DIEGO is mixed ancestry, with a father from Java and a mother from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), who loves painting and listening to the music. He inherited his father’s talent and develops it at his special needs school in South of Jakarta. He was born in Jakarta, September 9, 2000.
Although Diego has a developmental disorder (Down Syndrome), he has taken part in several painting exhibitions in Jakarta and other cities, and one of his paintings was auctioned by Sotheby’s Jakarta at the Indonesia Peduli Anak charity event, held by the Ministry of Trade. The Proceeds went to several elementary schools in Kupang, NTT. Some of his painting goes to Malaysia, Singapore, England, Netherlands, USA and other cities in Indonesia.
Some of Diego’s recent work depict colorful human life and aesthetic nature, characteristic of all his paintings are the various colors, which he creates using the classic palette knife and brush. His paintings are still categorized as ‘green’, as he continues to explore and experiment the beauty of contemporary art.
Although the paintings are still categorized as green, because he continues to explore and explore the beauty of contemporary art, most of which carry the theme of NTT culture through his paintings. In addition to painting on canvas, Diego also tried to paint on several medias such as T-shirts, Electric Guitar, Flower Vase, Mask, Glass, Plate, Lampshade, Cloth, Cloth Bag, Tote Bag, and Suitcase that have been sold in different events.