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Diana Contreras (b. Peru, 1981) has established herself as an influential Miami artist. From painting murals in the Urban Art scene to exhibiting canvas pieces in galleries, her work has been seen in exhibitions and private collections in several parts of the world including Street Art Dubai Gallery in Dubai.

Contreras‘s primary medium is oil, and also enjoys experimenting with anything she can get her hands on. From canvas, walls, stickers to shoes, her work embodies femininity and always sets her characters in whimsical portraitures. Her distinct style emerges from her love of classical techniques infused with her passion for illustrations and street murals.

Contreras received her B.S. in Art Education and a Post-Graduate of Art in Education from Florida International University. She also studied abroad in Florence, Italy where she focused on Art History. Additionally, Contreras was enrolled at the Art Students League of New York in New York City. // Why art? How did you get involved with art? I have always loved art since I was a kid. I would do art shows but I didn’t have an art career until I started doing murals.

What art do you most identify with? I love pop surrealism and art with a lot of emotion!

What does “being creative” mean to you? Being creative means doing things differently, thinking outside the box.// #New#Interview#DianaContreras#@didirock#Streetart#graffitiart#Wynwood#Miamibeach#Popculture#Contemporary#Modern#KlassikMagazine#Drones#Travel#Fashion#Sports#LauraGomez#Tvhost#Tvcontent#Artadvisor#Barcelona#Madrid#Miami#NewYork#LosAngeles#Mexico#Dubai#Brasil#Australia#Indonesia#Asia#// www.klassikmagazine.com//
// What themes do you pursue? I pursue themes of beauty, love, and empowerment.

What inspires you to work? My personal experiences, pop culture, and travel.

Color: Hot Pink and Yellow

Book: the Bible

Movie: Amelie

Food: Lomo Saltado

Quote: “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”. Anais Nin //#New#Interview#DianaContreras#@didirock#Streetart#graffitiart#Wynwood#Miamibeach#Popculture#Contemporary#Modern#KlassikMagazine#Drones#Travel#Fashion#Sports#LauraGomez#Tvhost#Tvcontent#Artadvisor#Barcelona#Madrid#Miami#NewYork#LosAngeles#Mexico#Dubai#Brasil#Australia#Indonesia#Asia#// www.klassikmagazine.com//
//When I begin a public art piece I think of the neighborhood first. I think what would the people relate to? When I create my personal work I think of what’s in my heart. What would make me happy? What do I need to let out?//#New#Interview#DianaContreras#@didirock#Streetart#graffitiart#Wynwood#Miamibeach#Popculture#Contemporary#Modern#KlassikMagazine#Drones#Travel#Fashion#Sports#LauraGomez#Tvhost#Tvcontent#Artadvisor#Barcelona#Madrid#Miami#NewYork#LosAngeles#Mexico#Dubai#Brasil#Australia#Indonesia#Asia#// www.klassikmagazine.com//
What do you think about the art community and market? I think the art community is great! It’s a mutual respect.

Should art be funded? Why? I think that it should because then artists can make more great works of art and not have to worry about money.////#New#Interview#DianaContreras#@didirock#Streetart#graffitiart#Wynwood#Miamibeach#Popculture#Contemporary#Modern#KlassikMagazine#Drones#Travel#Fashion#Sports#LauraGomez#Tvhost#Tvcontent#Artadvisor#Barcelona#Madrid#Miami#NewYork#LosAngeles#Mexico#Dubai#Brasil#Australia#Indonesia#Asia#// www.klassikmagazine.com//
//What famous artists have influenced you, and how? Frida Khalo comes to mind because she was the first female artist that I learned about. I love that she was so raw with emotion. That she turned her pain into art. She was vulnerable and fearless in her art and I hope that’s what I can do.//#New#Interview#DianaContreras#@didirock#Streetart#graffitiart#Wynwood#Miamibeach#Popculture#Contemporary#Modern#KlassikMagazine#Drones#Travel#Fashion#Sports#LauraGomez#Tvhost#Tvcontent#Artadvisor#Barcelona#Madrid#Miami#NewYork#LosAngeles#Mexico#Dubai#Brasil#Australia#Indonesia#Asia#// www.klassikmagazine.com//