Diego Mireles Duran is a first-gen interdisciplinary artist with roots in Northern Mexico and the Rio Grande border.
Their creative practice explores liminal identity and ways to root in something recognizable while in diaspora. Through a variation of self-taught media such as painting/ sculpture, sound and digital collage, DMD borrows references from ancestral culture as well as current and childhood memories. Their optical language is a playful expression; chaotically conglomerating motifs such as 90’s Mexican pop and Noreño Music, Mexican candy, traditional artisan practices, and even home cleaning products of their youth such as “Fabuluso”. “I want my output to represent what liminality feels like to me. I want it to feel like a long lost word landing at the tip of the tongue.”
“In an ever changing world, Our rapidly changing landscapes are becoming more and more challenging to adapt to. Whether the shifts are affecting us socioeconomically / mentally or spiritually, My responsibilities as an artist is to learn to create something we can all reflect and resonate on . Austin TX has undergone many changes . The LINE Hotel, located at the heart of the city is an ideal test ground to dive into a creative practice while focusing and exploring ways to connect with our ever changing City and community. I look forward to making this possible .”