DIEGO is mixed ancestry, with a father from Java and a mother from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia 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, Bali, London, UK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and has been present at the several overseas online exhibition in London, UK, Los Angeles, USA, and Tokyo, Japan. One of his paintings was auctioned by Sotheby’s Jakarta at the ‘Indonesia Peduli Anak’ or Indonesia’s Cares for Children’ charity event, held by the Ministry of Trade, and the proceeds went to several elementary schools in Kupang city, NTT. Some of his painting goes to Malaysia, Singapore, England, Netherlands, Germany, 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 ‘deep green’, as he continues to explore and experiment the beauty of contemporary art.
Although the paintings are still categorized as ‘deep-green’, because he continues to explore and explore the beauty of contemporary art, most of which carry the theme of East Nusa Tenggara’s culture through his paintings. In addition to painting on canvas, Diego has even tried painted on several media materials such as: T-shirts, Electric & Classic Guitars, Flower Vase, Mask, Glass Plate, Lampshade, Cloth, Cloth Bag, Tote Bag, Suitcase, Backpack, Shoe sneaker and Stainless Steel Tumbler 380ml (imported) that it has been sold in different events.