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Diego Ducart was born and raised in General Levalle, a bucolic village in central Argentina (Cordoba). He studied photography in 1994 at the School of Arts in Córdoba. He made some exhibitions of artistic photography in the Cordoba region; photos that he developed in black and white. After digital photography came on the scene, he became disheartened of this art and switched from photography to a career in geology. However, he continued to take artistic pictures, thinking that someday he would use them. In 2015, Diego moved to Brazil, where he works as a professor of geology at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP).

“I thought I had a “normal life, with my profession and routine as a geologist and university professor. I was never interested in painting, and I was never a regular visitor to museums and exhibitions. However, two events shook my head at the end of 2020” . He underwent two surgeries in a row at the base of the skull to remove a tumor at the most critical moment of the covid pandemic. From that moment on, he began to feel an uncontrollable urge to paint. Self-taught, he began to paint and his interest and passion for painting grew exponentially.

Within the painting, different Impressionist painters are its referents: Claude Monet and Camille Pisarro, the Neo-Impressionists Paul Signac and Henri-Edmond Cross, and the Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh. I think my taste for impressionism comes from the need to 'deconstruct' photography, to get out of the structure or perfectionism of a photo, to be freer, to show the unconscious. The source of inspirational themes for his paintings is his own photographs.

In his works, Diego Ducart presents everyday aspects of contemporary life, distant and empty places and nostalgic moments with a visual identity full of colors, contrasts, lights and shadows.

Artistic Formation

  • 1994 Superior Technician in Photography at the Escuela Superior de Artes Aplicadas Lino Enea Spilimbergo, in Cordoba, Argentina.

  • No specific training in painting. self-taught.

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