This Friday, May 6th, is a pretty awesome art show featuring new works by one of our local favorites, Sean Sommers, aka DIA, at Eli’s Mile High CLub. The event starts at 7pm and goes late with 80?s and 90?s dance featuring Dj Handsome Neto and Dj Grace.
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“Dia was born in New York, but has been traveling his entire life since the age of five. Living in NYC, Long Island, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, various parts of the Caribbean, Utah, Colorado, Seattle, California, and traveling many other places. Seeing the wide spectrum of culture at a young age had made a profound impact on him as an observer and forced a maladjusted view on many things. Never really being embedded in a stable family, living, or education system made it clear to him that experience is the greatest teacher. His interests in art making were evident early in his life mostly with music. His uncle who was a Tango singer would play songs on the guitar and while living in Puerto Rico he had been playing the piano around age six and started playing guitar around the age of eleven. He enjoys composing music based on discovery in non-conventional genres and exploration.
His interest in illustration and street art started around the age of 9 when he would collect comic books, skateboard, and draw on the desks in classes just to see what others would ad to what he had wrote. Since then it has evolved into painting large scale murals in the street, works and installations exhibited in galleries, and personal projects.
He had attended school in western Washington at a small art college and excelled in illustration/painting. His style of painting credits influences by parallels found in Art Nouveau, History, the science of sound, Native Americans, punk ideals, and especially Nature and Humanity. He had begun painting and assembling with found objects and discovered working with wood panels and warm tones was most intriguing.
His synthesis of art making focuses on a great deal of figurative work, sound, experiences reflecting life and the human condition. The beautiful and horrific, the positive and negative, the vices of human behavior, empathy, and sincerity.”- Artist Biography written by Sean Somers.