Author(s): Daniel Martin Diaz
Anatomy Of Sorrow is the latest monograph by prolific and influential artist Daniel Martin Diaz, which explores a new depth of symbolism, mysticism and surreal iconography depicted in paintings, drawings, and prints. Drawing from old masters Jan van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel, and Hieronymus Bosch, both in subject matter and in the ancient egg tempera and resin oil painting technique, the works of self-taught artist and classically trained composer Daniel Martin D az possess a sincerity that foregrounds his deep devotion to revealing a higher meaning through painstaking craftsmanship. Through his application of a limited palette on distressed wood, his handmade wooden frames, and his expressive use of Latin text, D az's images thrust us into another time and place.
.".. a strange m lange of ancient and contemporary. Part religious icon, part emotionally laden and sorrowful lament." -- Raw Vision