Zara Diniz’s work is deeply influenced by her travels around the world, which have introduced her to new environments and ways of living. These visits have invariably provided her with a robust memory-collection of individuals, scenes, colours, and patterns, which she incorporates ever-so-subtly into her paintings. Indeed, by playing with space and perception, through a combination of classical realism and painterly expressionism, Zara’s works often have a fleeting, surrealist quality, as figures emerge from and simultaneously fade into their painterly surroundings.
Zara is a powerful force at the canvas, having won our Holiday event against an All-Star cast of artists, and also tying for the win at the Toronto City Finals. Zara’s emotive works, and intuitive sense of composition make her a competitor to be reckoned with, and we can’t wait to see her represent Toronto in the 2014 Art Battle National Championship.